Uber driver accused of sexual assault in Avon won’t go to grand jury

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AVON, Ohio– The case against an Uber driver accused of sexually assaulting a woman in Avon will not go to a grand jury.

A woman called 911 on Aug. 16 and told police an Uber driver picked her up from a friend’s house in the Highland Park subdivision. She said during the ride, the driver sexually assaulted her then dropped her off near the club house at the Stonebridge housing development.

“When she asked to get out of the vehicle, she was afraid that he was gonna come back, so she was hiding behind some bushes when our officers arrived,” said Avon Police Chief Richard Bosley in August.

On Friday, we learned the was reviewed by the Lorain County Prosecutor’s Office and does not meet the requirements to be presented to the grand jury. According to a letter from the office, Avon detectives should submit the case again if they receive new information.

FOX 8 News is not releasing the driver’s name because it is our policy not to identify suspects who haven’t been charged.