3rd Woman Accuses Professor Working As Uber Driver

May 20, 2019

A western Pennsylvania professor working as a ride-hail company driver who was earlier accused of holding two women in his vehicle against their will is now facing charges involving a third woman. 

Thirty-six-year-old Richard Lomotey is charged with kidnapping, unlawful restraint, simple assault and reckless endangering in the new case, which authorities allege occurred shortly before the previous one.

The woman alleges that Lomotey asked her about her relationship status, grabbed her wrist and locked the doors several times after she unlocked them. She said her shirt and bra were ripped during a struggle and she finally jumped from the moving vehicle, later recognizing Lomotey from news reports.

Court documents don't list an attorney for Lomotey, who earlier denied having tried to lock doors and called the first case "absurd."