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Lyft driver arrested for sexual assault

Posted at 2:17 PM, Jul 26, 2019

OMAHA, Neb. (KMTV) — Detectives from the Adult Sexual Assault Squad of the Omaha Police Department have arrested a Lyft driver for First Degree Sexual Assault that occurred back in May.

According to a police report, 39-year-old Komlanvi Avitso reportedly picked up an adult female in the early morning hours of May 19th from a bar only a few blocks from her home. Records show that Avitso took several hours to drop the woman off at her residence. Avitso's DNA was also recovered from the victim.

Our 3 News Now Investigative Team looked into potential dangers of ridesharing back in May, and the mistakes that many riders make.

This investigation is on going and we will bring you more information as we get it.