A Lyft driver in Westchester allegedly sexually assaulted a customer at knifepoint after watching porn in front of a minor during a ride, New York State Police said.
On Thursday, Dec. 2, state police troopers in Westchester received a complaint out of Greenburgh of a driver who sexually assaulted a caller.
It is alleged that the driver, Manuel Nunez, age 27, of Mount Vernon, was on duty as a Lyft driver when he picked up a party of four people on Thursday.
Police said that during the ride, Nunez began displaying pornographic material on his cellphone in view of a child under the age of 17. He then proceeded to allegedly threaten the party with a knife and sexually assaulted one of his victims.
Nunez was charged with:
- Sexual abuse;
- Unlawful imprisonment;
- Criminal Possession of a weapon;
- Endangering the welfare of a child.
Nunez was arraigned in Greenburgh Court and remanded to the Westchester County Jail in lieu of $50,000 cash bail, $100,000 secure bond, or $150,000 partially secure bond. He is scheduled to make his next court appearance on Friday, Dec. 17.
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