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Fake rideshare driver arrested for sexual assault in Keys

MIAMI – A Stock Island man who reportedly posed as a rideshare driver and uncovered himself, and touched a feminine passenger, was arrested Thursday.

Enmanuel Teixeira, 32, has been charged with sexual assault, kidnapping, battery, and indecent publicity.

The 45-year-old feminine instructed investigators that she had been ingesting in the 200 block of Duval Street someday earlier than 1 a.m. when she tried to get a rideshare residence. She stated she had by no means used the telephone app earlier than. A silver SUV approached and he or she obtained in after the driver, Teixeira, reportedly instructed her he was with the rideshare company.

During the journey, Teixeira uncovered himself and repeatedly requested the sufferer to the touch him – advances she repeatedly rebuked, in response to the Monroe County Sheriff’s Office.

He’s additionally accused of trying to drag her dress up and placing his palms on her legs, all of the whereas she instructed him to cease and to let her out of the SUV, which he declined to do.

He ultimately dropped the lady off at her residence. The lady additionally instructed sheriff’s deputies she obtained an odd feeling earlier than he assaulted her, including she felt the driver was not likely a rideshare driver.

Deputies discovered a silver SUV, recognized the driver as Teixeira, and realized that although he had a rideshare company’s brand on his SUV, he was not working for the company.

The lady recognized Teixeira because the suspect and he was taken to jail.

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