On Thursday, Dec. 14, 2017, police arrested a 58-year-old Uber driver Abdoulie Jagne in Atlanta, Georgia for raping a teen passenger.
The Details Of The Case
The Gwinnett County Police Department states the 16-year-old girl went to a local bar this past Monday with her friends. After becoming intoxicated, the teen's friends called an Uber for her so that she could get home safely.
When Jagne dropped the high-school student off at her destination, neighbors say the teen banged on everyone's door, screaming for help. Neighbors say they promptly called 911 and when the police arrived they found the teen with her pants around her ankles. Upon their arrival, the teen told them she was raped by the Uber driver.
Background Information On The Rapist
According to their investigation, Jagne is from College Park, Georgia and has been working with Uber for two months. In a statement about the heinous crime, Uber says the company's thoughts are with the teen and her family.
"What’s reported here is horrifying beyond words. Our thoughts are with the rider and her family during this time.”
The teen was evaluated at a hospital law enforcement took her to and they have charged Jagne with the crime but are looking to file more charges against him. They can only do so if more women speak out about his violent behavior.
Uber confirms Jagne has been permanently deleted from the app and the data from the teen's ride corroborates with her story. It took Jagne much longer to get to the teen's destination than it normally should, therefore, matching the timeline of her assault.