POLICE: Uber driver arrested for fondling a woman

MEMPHIS, Tenn. — Memphis Police are investigating after a woman accuses her Uber driver of fondling her.

Officers responded to the 4100 block of Devel for a forcible fondling.

The victim called for an Uber driver on Feb. 13 and the driver assigned to her was a Winston Yates, according to the Uber phone application.

According to the affidavit, when the Uber driver arrived, the victim started strapping her child in the car.

Yates then came behind the victim, placing his private area against her backside, records show, and began to “grind” her.

The suspect also placed his hands on her backside, records indicated.

The victim gathered her belongings and child and went back to the house.

The incident was done without her consent, the affidavit said.

On Feb. 14, the victim gave a recorded statement and identified Yates from a 6-person lineup.

The next day, the detective made contact with the defendant who advised through his lawyer that he would not come in to give a statement, the affidavit said.

Yates is charged with sexual battery and was released on his own recognizance, records show.