Orlando Police: Lyft Driver Charged with Sexual Assault

ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) — Orlando police have arrested a Lyft driver on charges of sexually assaulting a customer.

The Orlando Police Department says on its Twitter feed that 49-year-old Peter Solomon faces a sexual battery charge. He also was charged Wednesday with kidnapping and false imprisonment charges.

Detectives warn that there could be more victims.

The Orlando Sentinel reports that the woman had been drinking with friends at a bar and used the Lyft app to order a ride home.

Police say instead of going to her home, Solomon took her to another house, forced her inside and sexually assaulted her in a bedroom.

Online records show Solomon was being held at the Orange County Jail and couldn’t be reached for comment.

A Lyft spokeswoman says Solomon is banned permanently from the company.


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