REPORT: Uber driver allegedly kidnapped teen girl during ride home from Sweet 16 party

AUGUST 23, 2019

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A New York Uber driver has been arraigned for allegedly kidnapping a 15-year-old girl during her ride home from a Sweet 16 party, prosecutors said.

Sean Williams, 32, was arraigned this week on, among other charges, kidnapping. He pleaded not guilty, his attorney said.

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The victim managed to escape during the July incident, the Nassau County District Attorney’s Office said in a statement on Thursday.

But Williams allegedly canceled the route and tried to convince the girl to go drinking with him, prosecutors said. He also allegedly wanted her to go to his home in Brooklyn — the opposite direction from Merrick — “where he intended to sexually assault her,” prosecutors said.

The teen told Williams her age and repeatedly asked that he take her home, prosecutors said, but Williams allegedly kept driving west, in the wrong direction.

Once they reached Brooklyn the teen told the driver she needed a bathroom, and when he pulled over, she ran into a McDonald’s to call police, prosecutors said.

Williams allegedly followed her into the McDonald’s but fled before police arrived, prosecutors said.

Williams was arrested outside his Brooklyn home four days later. During his arraignment Tuesday, he was charged with second-degree kidnapping, second-degree kidnapping as a sexually motivated felony, endangering the welfare of a child and unlawful imprisonment, prosecutors said.

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