A Lyft driver from Fullerton was arrested on suspicion of sexually assaulting a female passenger while she slept on June 12 in Santa Clarita.
Mohammad Rahman, 43, was arrested in connection to the suspected attack.
“An adult female reported that she had been sexually assaulted earlier in the morning by a Lyft driver that she had hired to drive her from a residence in Orange County to a residence in Santa Clarita,” said Sgt. Brian Hudson of the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department Special Victims Bureau.
“The victim told investigators that she entered the rear seat of the suspect’s vehicle and had fallen asleep during the drive to Santa Clarita,” Hudson said.
Hudson said when the victim awoke, she discovered the suspect was sexually assaulting her.
On Aug. 18, Rahman was located and arrested in the city of Fullerton by LASD detectives and transported to the Santa Clarita Valley Sheriff’s Station.
He was being held in lieu of $100,000 bail.
The investigation remains ongoing, Hudson said, but he added there was no reason to believe there are additional victims at this time.