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Update: Sexual assault charges filed against Lyft driver 

Update posted Nov. 15


–The District Attorney has filed felony charges against Jason Lamont Fenwick for a sexual assault, alleged to have taken place in Nipomo shortly after 1:30 a.m. on Nov. 4, 2018.

At the time of the offense, Fenwick was working as a Lyft driver when he picked up the victim in Arroyo Grande and drove her to her residence in Nipomo. It is alleged that Fenwick sexually assaulted the victim while she was unconscious. Fenwick has been charged with four felony counts including violating Penal Code sections: Assault with the intent to commit various sex acts during a residential burglary, unlawful oral copulation of an intoxicated individual, unlawful sexual penetration by a foreign object of an intoxicated individual, first degree residential burglary, and one misdemeanor violation of unlawful use of a concealed recording device.

The investigation is ongoing and no additional information can be released at this time.


Original story posted Nov. 9

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51-year-old Jason Lamont Fenwick of Lompoc.

–Detectives with the San Luis Obispo County Sheriff’s Office Sexual Assault Unit responded to a report of a sexual assault which had occurred at a residence in Nipomo early Sunday morning.

The victim in this case says she was transported to her residence in Nipomo by a Lyft driver after requesting their services when she became too intoxicated to drive home. Because of the victim’s level of intoxication, the Lyft driver helped the victim inside the home where she became unconscious and the driver proceeded to sexually assault her. The Sheriff’s Office was contacted and warrants were issued to identify the driver and to gather additional evidence.

The driver was identified as 51-year-old Jason Lamont Fenwick of Lompoc. He was arrested on Thursday for several charges including oral copulation with an intoxicated victim, sexual penetration with a foreign object with an intoxicated victim, and burglary.

The San Luis Obispo County Sheriff’s Office is requesting the assistance of the public to identify any other possible victims due to Fenwick being a Lyft driver for more than a year, working in San Luis Obispo and Santa Barbara Counties. If anyone has information on this case or other potential victims, you are asked to call the Sheriff’s Detective Division at (805) 781-4500.

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