- A 36-year-old Springfield, Virginia man was arrested on Sunday after allegedly raping a woman on the American University campus in Washington, DC
- The victim, who has not been identified, told police that a man she believed to be an Uber driver ordered her out of his car and then penetrated her
- Metropolitan Police identified the suspect as El houcine Jourhdaly
A man posing as an Uber driver was arrested on Sunday after allegedly raping a woman on the American University campus.
Metropolitan Police in Washington, DC say the incident happened between 3:20am and 3:50am Sunday morning.
Arrest records how the incident happened outside the Asbury building at the center of campus.
‘At approximately 3:23am, the victim received a ride, in what she believed was a vehicle for hire, from the suspect. When the suspect arrived at the listed location, he ordered the victim to exit the vehicle and then sexually assaulted her,’ a press released from DC police reads.
A woman was reportedly raped by a man posing as an Uber driver outside of this building on the American University campus early Sunday morning
The suspect was later arrested and has been identified as 36-year-old El houcine Jourhdaly of Springfield, Virginia. The victim has not been named.
The victim says the driver then ‘bent her over and penetrated her vagina with an unknown body part against her will’.
The victim appears to have first notified the police, who in turn informed campus police about the attack.
American University officials confirmed the attack in an email to students. The statement did not say whether the victim is affiliated with the university.
It is not believed that the victim and attacker knew each other.
Jourhdaly has been charged with first-degree sex abuse.