Family who used tracking device to find missing teenager catches Uber driver sexually assaulting her


Samer Alaaeldin Mahran 
By: Tanya Malhotra

An Uber driver was arrested after he was found in the back seat of his car with an underage passenger.

A family member ordered the Uber ride for the girl at 2:00 a.m. on Saturday, using the company’s app.

The 17-year-old girl fell asleep while returning to her home in Laguna Beach, California.

According to the Orange County District Attorney’s Office, 23-year-old Samer Alaaeldin Mahran picked up the victim from a Huntington Beach bar.

He then parked close to her house, got into the back seat and sexually assaulted her.

When the teenager did not arrive home at the expected time, another family member used Uber's tracking system to find Mahran's car.

The prosecutor's office said the family member found the car and allegedly found Mahran in the back seat with the victim.

The family member removed the victim and Mahran drove off. Police were called and they arrested the Uber driver.

Mahran was charged with a felony count of rape by use of drugs, one felony count of forcible oral copulation upon a minor over 14 years of age, one felony count of sexual penetration of a child over age 14 by foreign object and force, and one felony count of unlawful sexual intercourse.

He was released after posting $100,000 bail.