Uber driver accused of sexually assaulting passenger turns himself in to police

News 5 Staff

9:10 PM, Apr 11, 2017

AKRON, Ohio - An Uber driver who is accused of sexually assaulting one of his passengers turned himself into the Summit County Jail on Wednesday morning.

Brandon Franklin, 33 of Tallmadge is accused of sexually assaulting an intoxicated driver after giving her a ride home. 

The woman told Akron police that she woke up in her room to discover Franklin was sexually assaulting her.

Franklin fled the room after the victim pushed him away.

Akron police signed a sexual battery warrant for Franklin’s arrest Tuesday. According to police records, Franklin has multiple driving offenses that date back to as early as 2005.