Police in California have arrested a 48-year-old man they’ve accused of being a peeping Tom and posing as a ride share driver to get women into his vehicle.
Bakersfield police charged Nassef Ragheb with burglary, false imprisonment and attempted sexual battery dating back to 2018, the Bakersfield Californian reported.
Police identified Ragheb as the suspect in a February 1 prowling investigation. They said there were at least two incients — one in 2018 and one in 2019 — in which he posed as an Uber or Lyft driver to pick up women looking for a ride.
Police said he targeted women leaving bars who had been drinking.
At least once, they said, he allegedly drove a woman home and forcibly kissed her.
Another victim reportedly saw Ragheb in her backyard, looking into windows, and in another, he allegedly entered a woman’s home through an unlocked door, Fox59 reported.
Bakersfield PD asked for anyone who had similar experiences with someone matching Ragheb’s description or involving a gray 2018 Toyota Corolla to call Detective Petris at 326-3554 or BPD at 327-7111.
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[Featured image: Nassef Ragheb/Bakersfield Police Department]