MIAMI (WSVN) - A man has been arrested after a woman said she was sexually assaulted by her rideshare driver.
Kevyn Rojas, 26, was arrested Tuesday.
Police said the ride started in Wynwood when the victim, a tourist from Texas, was on her way back to Miami Beach, early Sunday morning.
According to the arrest report, the defendant parked the vehicle and placed himself in the back seat with her.
It goes on to describe a rape with investigators adding, the victim said she told him to stop, but she was too intoxicated to fight him off.
Minutes later, she would be dropped off at her hotel in Miami Beach where she called police.
He appeared before a judge, Wednesday morning.
“He’s a driver for a rideshare service,” the prosecutor said. “He allegedly picks up this victim, who was intoxicated, and subsequently passed out in the back of his vehicle. The allegations are that he raped her. The state is requesting a $500,000 bond plus house arrest.”
Wednesday, folks in Wynwood heard about what happened and warned against rides alone, especially after a night out.
“I try to tell them, ‘Hey, you can see your friend who can barely stand, you might as well go with them,'” said a man with a red shirt.
“It’s definitely not suggested to travel by yourself,” said a woman in a striped shirt.
“I think we all need to do better and look out for each other,” said the man in the red shirt.
His bond was set at $500,000; and he was ordered to stay away from the woman that accused him of rape, turn over his Colombian and United States passports before he is allowed to post bond, along with one more thing.
“You’re not to drive for Lyft. I’m sure they won’t have you anyway after these allegations,” said the Judge.
Rojas faces charges of sexual battery on a helpless victim.
7News reached out to Lyft for a statement and is waiting to hear back.
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