Uber driver Angel Sanchez arrested for sexual assault in Santa Ana


PUBLISHED Sun, April 02, 2017 - 1:09pm EDT
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Uber driver Angel Sanchez from Costa Mesa has been arrested and charged over allegations that he sexually assaulted a woman after driving her to her neighborhood in Santa Ana. Police fear there could be additional victims. (more)





The incident happened on Thursday evening when an adult woman, after attending a company gathering, requested an Uber ride to her home in Santa Ana. She was then picked up by 37-year-old Uber driver Angel Sanchez.

After driving his passenger to a street near the destination, Sanchez is accused of sexually assaulting the woman inside his vehicle. The woman then ran from the vehicle - a grey 2016 Toyota Sienna - and immediately called the police department for help.

Detectives from the Santa Ana Police Department arrested Sanchez at his home in Costa Mesa on Saturday, after which he was booked into the SAPD Jail on sexual assault charges. He is being held on $100,000 bail.

Sanchez had been working as an Uber driver for more than a year and detectives fear there could be additional victims. Anyone with information is asked to call detectives of the Santa Ana Police Department at (714) 245-8412.





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