Loudoun Sheriff Investigating Reported Assault by Ride-Hailing Service Substitute

The Loudoun County Sheriff’s Office is investigating a reported assault involving a suspect who they say was possibly impersonating a driver for a ride-hailing service.

The victim reported around midnight on Jan. 6 that she was leaving the area of One Loudoun and had used the Uber app to get a ride home. She saw a vehicle and asked the driver if he was her Uber driver. He stated no but would give her a ride home. Through the course of the trip, the male driver placed his hand on her and propositioned her. Once at the destination, the victim exited the vehicle and the male drove off.

Detectives with the Loudoun County Sheriff’s Office worked with Uber in an attempt to identify the suspect but it is unclear if the suspect works for the company. A composite sketch developed during the course of the investigation has been released to the public in an attempt to identify the suspect.

The suspect was described as being in his early 30’s with light skin and a thin build. He was further described as having foreign accent. The suspect vehicle was described as an older model tan in color 4-door sedan.

Anyone with any information regarding possible identity of the suspect is asked to contact Detective S. Smith of the Loudoun County Sheriff’s Office at 703-777-0475. You may also submit a tip through the Loudoun County Sheriff’s Office app. The Loudoun Sheriff app is available on the iTunes App Store and Google Play.

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