Uber driver locked 19-year-old passenger in car, demanded sex


Muhammad Fahim, 44, faces charges of unlawful restraint for locking a passenger in his vehicle and demanding that she have sex with him.




Sunday, August 20, 2017, 10:55 PM

An Uber driver in Chicago allegedly locked a 19-year old passenger in his car and demanded that she have sex with him, authorities said.

Muhammad Fahim, 44, was ordered held on $100,000 bail Saturday for three counts of unlawful restraint in connection to the July 4 incident, the Chicago Tribune reported.

Fahim was charged in the incident after police stopped his vehicle for a traffic violation last week.

The victim requested an Uber, but her request was somehow deleted, prosecutors said.

The woman volunteered to pay for her ride in cash, but Fahim instead demanded sex from her, Assistant State’s Attorney Mikah Soliunas said.

When she refused, Fahim repeatedly locked the car’s doors, the Tribune reported.

He only offered to release her if she agreed to his demand, Soliunas said.

As the vehicle slowed in traffic, the woman was able to escape. She appeared to be uninjured, authorities said.

An Uber spokesman called the rider’s account of what happened “troubling,” according to the Tribune.