LEE COUNTY, Fla. — Sheriff Carmine Marceno announced a man has been arrested by the Special Victims Unit for sexual battery.
It happened just after 3:00 a.m. on Sunday, December 4th at Ashlar Apartments located at 13001 Corbel Circle in Fort Myers.
Detectives say the victim used an Uber to get a ride home after being out with friends before being attacked.
They say she was walking to a door when she was grabbed from behind and thrown and she tried to fight off her attacker.
Investigators found surveillance video from the area and located the suspect who was captured putting a mask on and running after the victim.
Investigators say they tracked down the Uber driver 37-year-old Felix Torres and he is now facing sexual battery charges.
Sheriff Marceno says the victim did everything right and tried to get home safe after a night out.
In response to the arrest, Uber made the following statement:
“We are sickened by what the rider reported to police. The driver has been banned from the Uber platform, and we are committed to assisting law enforcement however we can.”
Torres was in court on Wednesday for his first appearance.
Judge set his bond at $500,000 and he will have to wear an ankle monitor.
The next court appearance is scheduled for January 9, 2023.