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Wednesday, July 26, 2017

Lyft driver accused of raping passenger at knifepoint

Angelo McCoy, 48, was arrested last Wednesday on charges of aggravated criminal sexual assault, aggravated kidnapping, armed robbery and unlawful restraint in connection to the July 7 attack.

According to prosecutors, the 25-year-old victim ordered a car through the popular ride-sharing app after a bar outing with friends during which she had consumed a significant quantity of alcohol.

McCoy picked up the customer at around 11pm in the 400 block of North Clark Street, and shorty after the woman got in the backseat, she dozed off.

The Lyft app's system later showed that the driver dropped off the passenger at 11.11pm, just five minutes after pickup, but prosecutors said in reality, McCoy continued holding the woman hostage until 1am.

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