SYRACUSE, N.Y. – Syracuse police are investigating a report that an Uber driver tried to sexually assault a Syracuse University student in a parking zone.
The incident was described in a Facebook submit put up by Charlene Reese, who identifies herself an administrator for the Syracuse University Parents 2021 Group. She stated she was sharing a word from one other SU dad or mum, who wished to stay nameless, whose daughter was the sufferer.
The incident occurred round three a.m. on the weekend of Sept. 16 and 17, in accordance to the Facebook publish.
“My daughter was out with friends at a party and ended up taking an Uber home alone — not the best decision,” stated the SU father or mother, in accordance to the Facebook submit. “Needless to say the driver didn’t take her back to her dorm but took her to a parking lot on the outskirts of the campus.”
The Uber driver, a male, stopped the automotive, reached within the again seat and began to contact the student whereas “saying some pretty vile things to her,” the submit stated.
The student jumped out of the automotive, ran in the direction of the dorms and referred to as her roommate for assist. At her dorm room, the student referred to as the Syracuse University Department of Safety.
Contacted by Syracuse | The Post-Standard, the campus police declined to touch upon the incident stating that “this is an active investigation, we cannot comment at this time.”
An SU spokesman later launched this assertion: “We are aware of the incident, which occurred off campus. The incident is currently under investigation by the City of Syracuse Police Department.”
Syracuse Police Sgt. Richard Helterline stated the division’s Abused Persons Unit was investigating the reported incident.
“At this time the investigation is active and open,” stated Helterline, a division spokesman.
Helterline declined to talk about particulars from the case, however warned that some particulars posted on social media have been inaccurate.
“No arrests have been made at this point,” Helterline stated. Comments on-line indicated that an individual was arrested.
Helterline stated the general public might be alerted if there’s an arrest made.
The Facebook publish, which was deleted Friday afternoon, had been shared almost 500 occasions because it was posted on Sept. 22.
“We are so grateful that nothing terrible happened – because this could have ended very badly,” the father or mother stated within the publish.