Uber driver convicted of raping intoxicated passenger

August 16, 2019 - 8:02 am

CHESTER, Pa. (AP) — An Uber driver has been found guilty of raping an intoxicated woman he picked up at a casino near Philadelphia.

The jury deliberated for nearly 3 hours on Thursday before finding Ahmed Elgaafary guilty of rape of an unconscious person, sexual assault and indecent assault.

Chester County District Attorney Tom Hogan says 27-year-old Elgaafary will be sentenced at a later date and then likely deported to Egypt, where he is a citizen.

Elgaafary picked the woman up at Valley Forge Casino Resort in February. Prosecutors say he stretched the 15-minute ride into a 53-minute one to assault the woman.

His lawyer, Melissa Berlot McCafferty, argued the sex was consensual. She says the woman seduced Elgaafary and he initially lied rather than admitting he'd cheated on his pregnant wife.