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Former Lyft driver accused of sexually assaulting female passenger

HARRISON TOWNSHIP, Pa. — A local man, who was a driver for Lyft, is charged with groping a passenger and exposing himself.

A judge ordered Douglas Moore, 53, of Harrison Township to stand trial after the victim told police things took a turn during her trip.

According to a criminal complaint, the victim said she asked Moore to take her to West Deer from Indiana Township and then back to her home. When she got back into the car, police said Moore told her she could sit up front.

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The victim said once they got to her house, the car doors were locked and Moore pulled into her driveway and put the car in park. Investigators said that’s when Moore pulled down his pants and began to grope her.

The woman told Moore to stop. Instead, he allegedly escalated his behavior and began to touch her inappropriately -- and then asked her for sex acts.

Police said Moore eventually unlocked the doors and let the woman out but that he could still contact her.

When Channel 11 attempted to call Moore, every phone number listed for him was out of order.

A Lyft spokesperson issued the following statement following the incident:

“Safety is fundamental to Lyft and the incident described is unacceptable. The driver has been banned from the Lyft community and we have reached out to the rider. We have been in touch with law enforcement and stand ready to assist as needed.”

—  Lyft

Moore will now stand trial at the county courthouse in February 2020.