Lyft driver is charged with rape and kidnapping of Los Angeles woman


A Lyft driver has been charged with the kidnapping and rape of a Los Angeles girl after selecting her up from a bar final October.

The Los Angeles County district lawyer introduced the costs Friday for 38-year-old Octavio Alvarez Gomez.

At roughly 10 p.m. on Oct. 2, 2018, Gomez was summoned to drive a lady to Van Nuys, prosecutors stated. However as a substitute of dropping the sufferer off at her requested location, Gomez continued to drive to a secluded location the place he raped his passenger, prosecutors stated.

The costs embody one depend every of kidnapping to commit rape and rape of an unconscious individual.

Gomez faces a doable most sentence of life in state jail. His bail has been set at $1.1 million.

In August, a 25-year-old San Bruno girl instructed investigators Lyft driver raped her in his car after she handed out from intoxication in his backseat.


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