Lyft driver asks to use rider’s bathroom, sexually assaults her, police say

Lyft driver asks to use rider’s bathroom, sexually assaults her, police say

A Lyft driver was arrested early Sunday morning after asking to use one of his riders’ bathrooms and then sexually assaulting her, according to a release from Madison police.

The 25-year-old woman got a ride to her Langdon Street residence just before 2 a.m. Saturday, officials said.

The Lyft driver, 28-year-old Hassen A. Ahmed, got into her apartment by claiming he needed to use the bathroom, according to the release.

Following the assault, the woman called police and provided information that led to Ahmed being arrested after a traffic stop, officials said.

He faces two tentative charges of second-degree sexual assault.

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