LA Uber driver accused of kidnapping, sexually assaulting female passenger

The woman fell asleep during the ride and instead of taking her to her destination, he drove to a motel.

At around 2.15am on April 22, a woman in her thirties was collected by the driver, and the pair began the trip to her home.

Spence, who police say had been an Uber driver for the past six months and has prior drug-related convictions, is black, 5-feet-11 inches tall and 225 pounds.

Police provided a photograph of the suspect because they think he may have sexually assaulted other victims.

Police say they have video of Spence carrying the unresponsive 24 year old from his vehicle into the motel.

"It doesn't seem feasible that this would be the first time", Hayes said. "He actually carried the young lady into the hotel room and assaulted do something that brazen" indicates he could have done this before, Hayes told reporters. "He actually carried the young lady into the hotel room and assaulted her". Police asked anyone who may have been victimized by Spence or who has additional information to contact detectives at (213) 486-6910.

The Nollamara man has been charged with unlawful and indecent assault, and deprivation of liberty. "And a lot of people tend not to report it immediately".

Alaric Spence is shown in a photo distributed by LAPD on June 26, 2017.

A spokesman for the ride-hailing company Uber released the following statement to NBC4: "No person should ever have to experience the violent act that has been reported to police".

Uber says it is cooperating with the investigation and has permanently banned Spence. Uber follows California law that forbids the hiring of drivers who are convicted of any felony in the last seven years.

Vanessa Coleman