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Fake Uber driver gets 30 years for sexually assaulting teen

Posted: 11:44 AM, Jun 18, 2019
Updated: 2019-06-18 14:44:27-04
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FORT MYERS, FL — 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 State Attorney's Office announced Monday that the sentencing happened last week.