Uber driver convicted of raping intoxicated passenger

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

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 charges.

Ahmed Elgaafary. (Chester County District Attorney’s Office via AP)

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

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

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