Updated: Uber driver charged with counts of rape pleads not guilty
–Defendant Alfonso Alarcon-Nunez appeared for his arraignment, entering not-guilty pleas for all charges. He waived time served and remains in custody at San Luis Obispo County Jail with bail set at $1,470,000.
District Attorney Dan Dow held a press conference with law enforcement partner agencies, highlighting the development of the case, information on the defendant, as well as the charges filed. District Attorney Dow was also seeking the public’s help in finding additional witnesses and possible victims. The complete press conference can be watched here.
Editor’s note: Alfonso Alarcon-Nunez is an undocumented resident of the United States. He was properly registered with Uber as a driver.
Original story posted Jan. 22
Undocumented Uber driver charged with multiple counts of rape
–Undocumented Uber driver Alfonso Alarconnunez of Santa Maria is accused of raping multiple intoxicated women after giving them rides home in San Luis Obispo, according to reports.
Reports say Alarconnunez targeted intoxicated women, gave them rides home and escorted them inside, where he then sexually assaulted them. Alarconnunez also stole property from the victims, including jewelry, cellphones and computers, reports say.
The San Luis Obispo County District Attorney Dan Dow is seeking the public’s help in finding additional witnesses and possible victims. No further details are available at this time.