Florida man who pretended to be Uber driver gets 30 years for sexually assaulting teen

Florida man who pretended to be Uber driver gets 30 years for sexually assaulting teen
After the victim testified at his trial, Willie Foust pleaded guilty, admitting he sexually assaulted the teen after pretending to be her Uber driver. (Source: Lee County Sheriff's Office)

FORT MYERS, Fla. (AP) — A Florida man who pretended to be an Uber driver to sexually assault a college student has been sentenced to 30 years in prison.

Willie Foust pleaded guilty to sexual battery after the victim testified at his trial.

The woman was an 18-year-old Florida Gulf Coast University freshman when she summoned an Uber car to take her back to her dorm from a bar during a rainstorm.

Authorities say the 35-year-old Foust saw the woman and pulled up. She asked him if he was her Uber driver and he said yes. She got in and he drove her to a parking lot, where he assaulted her.

The sentencing happened last week.

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