Prosecutors drop Sexual Assault Charges against Chicago Uber Driver
In November, a Chicago Uber driver was accused of sexually assaulting a passenger. But officials told that prosecutors have dropped charges against him.
Sally Daly, a spokeswoman for the Cook County State's Attorney's Office, was of the view that new evidence was presented to prosecutors making them to dismiss the charges against Maxime Fohounhedo.
"This new evidence was thoroughly reviewed and authenticated and after consultation with the complaining witness the charges were dismissed", said Daly.
The Chicago Tribune newspaper reported that the evidence was a video of around nine minutes. The video was recorded by Fohounhedo on his cell phone during the November ride incident. On the video, two can be heard of having a friendly conversation.
Fohounhedo's attorney, Shady Yousif, said that at the end, the woman gave Fohounhedo a hug and kiss. These gestures are definitely not of the one who fears of her life. Since the incident, Fohounhedo was sacked out of the job and is in jail since he was arrested in December.
Cook County prosecutors said that the incident proved to be a consensual one. After Fohounhedo came out of the jail, he said that he feels blessed. Prosecutors have not said that whether or not woman will face charges.
In another incident, prosecutors have charged a Colorado Uber driver who has accused of trying to enter into the house of a woman whom he drove to airport. On Monday, the Denver District Attorney's Office has announced charges against Gerald Montgomery, 51.
He has been charged with second-degree burglary, possession of burglary tools and attempted first-degree criminal trespass. He is scheduled to appear in court on April 14 and has posted $10,000 bail.