Uber driver wanted for sexually assaulting Dallas rider

  • Hashem Ramezanpour, 40, is wanted for sexually assaulting a 77-year-old woman who he drove home from church on October 22 
  • The Uber driver faces a charge of aggravated sexual assault of an elderly victim
  • However, police believe he has fled the country 

Hashem Ramezanpour, 40 (pictured), is wanted for sexually assaulting a 77-year-old woman he drove home from church for Uber last month

Police in the Dallas-Forth Worth area are searching for an Uber driver who allegedly sexually assaulted a 77-year-old passenger during a ride last month. 

The incident happened in the early evening of October 22, when 40-year-old driver Hashem Ramezanpour picked up a 77-year-old woman at a church in Dallas and drove her home to North Fort Worth. 

About five to 10 minutes from the woman’s home, she says the driver stopped the car in a dark-wooded area, ordered her to get out, and then sexually assaulted her. 

He then got back in the car and drove her to her final destination. 

Lab work confirmed that Ramezanpour was the assailant in the crime. 

However, police have not been able to track down the suspect, and believe he may have fled the country. 

He faces a charge of aggravated sexual assault of an elderly victim.

While police have not specified which ride-hailing app Ramezanpour worked for, he Star-Telegram reports that it was Uber. 

An Uber spokesman said that Ramezanpour’s access to the app has been  ‘immediately removed’ and he is now permanently banned. 

They also explained that drivers have to pass a criminal background test before being allowed to drive for the company.  

‘What has been described and reported to police is a violent act no person should ever have to go through. We are working with law enforcement officials to fully support their investigation. This former driver’s access was immediately removed from the app and he has been permanently banned,’ the spokesman said. 

Ramezanpour was driving a white 2016 Honda Civic during the assault with the Texas license plate number JBY 3214. 

Anyone with information about his whereabouts is being asked to call the Fort Worth Police’s sex crimes unit at 817-392-4350 or 817-392-4350. 

Anonymous tips can be made to Crime Stoppers which is offering a $1,000 reward. 

Crime Stoppers can be reached at 817-469-TIPS or www.469tips.com.   


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