Police: Uber driver admitted to sexually battering passenger

DORAL, FLA. (WSVN) - Miami-Dade Police said a local Uber driver admitted to sexually battering one of his customers, Saturday.

Miami-Dade Police said 26-year-old Nimer Abdallah picked up the female victim and one more person to drive them home. Investigators said, at some point, he committed sexual battery on the woman while she was incapacitated.

According to the arrest affidavit, “The victim disclosed that she was intoxicated, and she and the witness took an Uber to her residence. The victim awoke the following morning and found her panties and pants had been removed.”

The form states the victim had been sexually battered.

Abdallah was taken into custody, Tuesday, just after midnight. At the Miami-Dade Police Special Victims Bureau in Doral, detectives said, “The defendant further admitted the victim had been drinking and stated he was wrong for what he did.”

An Uber representative from company headquarters in San Francisco confirmed they are aware of the incident. Consequently, Abdallah has been banned from driving or using Uber and its app for being in violation of company guidelines.

Abdallah’s Facebook page says he studies at Florida International University, and his roommate told 7News he is an engineering student and a teacher’s assistant.

An FIU spokesperson said, though there is a student of the same name, federal law prohibits them from disclosing any personal information.

Abdallah was taken to the Turner Guilford Knight Correctional Center. He has since bonded out.

Wednesday afternoon, Abdallah slammed the door to his Southwest Miami-Dade apartment on a 7News crew and declined to comment on the case.

“We just want to give you an opportunity to talk,” said 7News reporter Sheldon Fox. “You’re being accused of a serious crime.”

Abdallah threatened to call police during his 33-second exchange with 7News. “You don’t have to call the police. We’re leaving,” Fox said.

The 7News crew then exited the premises.

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