Police warning people to be on alert after fake rideshare driver arrested in serial sex attacks

ABC News

February 28, 2018

By Bill Hutchinson and Jennifer Harrison

An arrest made in a series of sexual assaults in Southern California allegedly by a man posing as a rideshare driver prompted authorities today to warn people to be on alert and double check the car they hailed.

The warning came a day after the Los Angeles County District Attorney’s Office filed a 27-count complaint against Nicholas Morales, 44, stemming from the sexual assaults of at least seven women he allegedly lured into his car by masquerading as rideshare driver.

Morales, who is married and lives in Santa Clarita, California, is being held on $10.3 million bail, prosecutors said.

“There may be people out there who are potentially seeking victims who use these agencies. People just need to be alert about the cars they get into, especially when they’ve been to a club and they’ve been drinking,” Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Deputy Guillermina Saldana told ABC News.

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