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AVON, Ohio- A driver for the increasingly-popular Uber ride-sharing service is accused of sexually assaulting a woman.

Around 5:30 a.m. on Sunday Aug. 16, a woman called Avon police, saying she had just been sexually assaulted.

“So an Uber driver, he drove you home?” a dispatcher is heard asking the woman during a 911 call.

The woman said she contacted Uber to pick her up from a friend’s house in the Highland Park subdivision.  She said on the ride home, 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.

Uber released a brief statement which reads:

“We are deeply troubled by this report and will work closely with local police as they investigate.”

Avon’s police chief said they tracked down the driver, who talked to detectives with his attorney present. He has not been charged.

“When you contract with them, they will send you the name of the driver, his vehicle description, with his license plate and a photograph of the driver, so we were able to identify him through there,” said the chief.

The city of Avon is advising residents about precautions they can take, with any driving service.

“As far as having a charged cell phone, letting people know when you’re going to be picked up, where you’re getting picked up from, where you’re getting dropped off… Uber does have an app that you can actually send a friend your ETA and they can watch your route in live time, which adds a level of protection as well,” Bosley said.

Avon police said they are waiting for results to come back from a state lab before deciding whether to send the case to a grand jury to determine if charges will be filed.

Uber told FOX 8 that the company does background checks on its drivers.