Fake ‘vehicle for hire’ involved in DC sex assault, police say

WASHINGTON — A man posing as a driver of a vehicle for hire sexually assaulted another man who thought he was getting into a commercial vehicle, D.C. police say.

According to authorities, around 3 a.m. on Oct. 14, the suspect pulled up and posed as the man’s ride. When the victim got in, the driver drove to the 1300 block of H Street, Northeast where he pulled over and sexually assaulted the man.

D.C. police describe the suspect as a black male, in his late 20s to early 30s, with balding hair and a thick beard. He was last seen driving a small black sport utility vehicle.

Police are asking for the public’s assistance in this case, which they say constitutes a first-degree sexual assault.

Anyone with information regarding this case is being asked to call D.C. police at 202-727-9099 or text their tip line at 50411.

Zeke Hartner

Zeke Hartner is a digital writer/editor who has been with WTOP since 2017. He is a graduate of North Carolina State University’s Political Science program and an avid news junkie.

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