Thursday, March 17, 2016

Uber driver, Omar Mahmoud Mousa, Anaheim, charged with rape. OCDA looking for other victims

Uber driver,  Omar Mahmoud Mousa,  Anaheim, charged with rape.  OCDA looking for other victims

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Rancho Santa Margarita,  Calif. - The Orange County District Attorney's Office (OCDA) is seeking the public's help identifying potential additional victims of Omar Mahmoud Mousa, 52, Anaheim, an Uber driver, scheduled to be arraigned today for forcibly raping a woman after picking her up from a bar.

According to the OCDA, the evening of Oct. 24, 2015, Mousa, through Uber, is accused of picking up 21-year-old Jane Doe and her female friend at a motel in Anaheim and driving them to a bar in Fullerton. Mousa is accused of giving the women his business card and advising them to call him directly when they were leaving instead of using the Uber driving service.

In the early morning hours on Oct. 25, 2015, the defendant is accused of picking both women up from the bar in Fullerton and driving them back to the motel room in Anaheim after receiving a direct call from the victims. Mousa is accused of walking the women into their motel room where Jane Doe's friend immediately passed out on the bed and subsequently raped Jane Doe.

Jane Doe reported the crime later that day to the Anaheim Police Department, who investigated this case. On Jan. 25, 2016, the OCDA filed charges against the defendant and attempted to serve an arrest warrant but the defendant was out of the country. 

On March 7, 2016, Mousa was arrested at Los Angeles International Airport when he returned to the country and was transported to Orange County Jail on March 15, 2016.
The investigation is ongoing. Anyone with additional information or who believes they have been a victim is encouraged to contact Supervising District Attorney Investigator Mark Gutierrez at (714) 347-8794.
Deputy District Attorney Rick Zimmer of the Sexual Assault Unit is prosecuting this case. 

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