Uber driver charged with rape of 16-year-old girl, Gwinnett police seek additional victims

An Über driver has been charged in the rape of a 16-year-old passenger and the Gwinnett County Police Department’s Special Victims Unit wants to know if there are any other victims involving the suspect. 

According to a press release from GCPD, in the early morning hours of Monday, Dec. 11, officers with GCPD responded to an apartment complex off Old Norcross Tucker Road in unincorporated Tucker and met with a 16-year-old who allegedly appeared very intoxicated. The girl told the officers that after drinking at a local bar with friends, she was given an Uber ride home.

“The Uber driver eventually arrived and then later dropped her off in the apartment complex.  After she got out, she began banging on doors asking for help. One of residents called 911. When officers met with her, she told them that she was sexually assaulted by the Uber driver.  Her pants were down around her ankles when she was found,” GCPD reported.

The victim was transported to a local hospital for evaluation and treatment and police obtained identifying information on the Uber driver by the friend who had scheduled the ride. Gwinnett County’s SVU said that the Uber company was very helpful and cooperative with the investigation and it was determined that the alleged rape likely occurred somewhere along South Norcross Tucker Road between Jimmy Carter Boulevard and Old Norcross Tucker Road in unincorporated Norcross. GCPD report that the follow up investigation has identified the Uber driver as Abdoulie Jagne, 58, of Collage Park. He currently has one active warrant against him for rape with additional charges possibly forthcoming. He has been picked up and transported to the Gwinnett County jail.

The detective assigned to this case wants to know if any other woman has been sexually assaulted by Jagne. If so, they are asked to call 770 513-5338. Because this case involves sexual abuse of a child, the report and other details about the case are not releasable per OCGA 49-5-40.

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