Uber driver accused of sexually assaulting passenger turns himself in
An Uber driver accused of sexually assaulting a female passenger last month in Akron turned himself in at the Summit County Jail, authorities said Wednesday.
A warrant had been issued for Brandon Franklin, 33, of Tallmadge, who is charged with one count of sexual battery. Akron police said he may be arraigned Wednesday.
Authorities reported that a 33-year-old woman had been drinking with friends and was intoxicated on March 25 when a friend called Uber to take the victim to her home in East Akron.
The victim told police that she woke up in her room and found her Uber driver was sexually assaulting her. The suspect fled from the house when the victim pushed him out of the room, authorities said.