Zionsville Police Detective Elizabeth Frost said driver Nour Baber Mahmoud Albadri, 22, pulled over his vehicle just outside of Zionsville and raped a 23-year-old passenger. Police said the victim managed to record the incident on her cell phone.
Frost said after the incident Albadri, who is originally from Jordan, drove the woman to her home in Zionsville.
An investigation began and Albadri was arrested Friday in Indianapolis.
He was taken to the Boone County Jail with a bond set at $250,000 as the judge feared he would leave the country.
Albadri was charged with rape, criminal confinement and two counts of sexual battery.
Lyft released a statment on the incident:
These allegations are horrific and very upsetting. There is no tolerance for behavior like this in the Lyft community, and we take these claims very seriously. As soon as we were made aware of this incident, we immediately deactivated the driver’s account. We have reached out to the passenger to offer our support and assistance, and have been in communication with authorities.