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Male passenger sexually assaults female Uber driver

By Mason White 2:38 PM June 25, 2017
David Anthony Chilton
David Anthony Chilton
By: Mason White

A female Uber driver managed to push her passenger out of her vehicle after he sexually assaulted her while riding to his destination.

25-year-old David Anthony Chilton of North Carolina, was arrested by Gibsonville police on Thursday.

He was charged with misdemeanor sexual battery and assault on a female. He was also cited for possessing marijuana after officers searched his home.

Police said that the assault occurred at about 11:30 p.m., after the victim, a woman in her early 40s, picked up Chilton.

Chilton had asked to be taken to several places. At one point, while he was sitting in the front passenger seat, Chilton allegedly grabbed the woman’s genital area.

The victim somehow managed to push Chilton out of her vehicle and drove off. She drove to a gas station, where she had seen police officers. Officers noted that the victim was “hysterically crying.”

Officers were able to identify Chilton without having to request additional information from Uber.

According to police, officers obtained a search warrant and found the suspect at his parents’ home where he lives. There they found “further evidence” related to the sexual assault case. They also found drugs and paraphernalia at the home.

Chilton was arrested and bail was set at $2,500.