• Woman says she was attacked, groped by Uber driver


    HENRY COUNTY, Ga. - A Henry County woman says she was attacked by an Uber driver.

    The woman, who asked not to be identified, filed a police report saying Jose Marrero Martinez picked her up from a restaurant and during the ride, he tried to grope her.

    She said she pushed Martinez away and that's when he punched her, in front of her 2-year-old son.

    A McDonough police officer told Channel 2’s Tyisha Fernandes that he was patrolling a shopping plaza on that Thursday around 9 p.m. when he saw the victim running toward him yelling "Police."

    The officer said the victim was already on the phone with 911, reporting the assault.

    McDonough police arrested Martinez at his McDonough home, charging him with battery and cruelty to children.

    The victim was going to tell her story on camera, but when the Martinez bonded out of jail, she decided against an interview out of fear.

    Fernandes called Uber about the incident and a representative sent her a statement saying, "We were appalled to learn of this terrible and inexcusable incident - and have been in contact with the rider - to offer our full support, as she recovers from this ordeal. This driver was immediately removed from the platform, and we have been working directly with law enforcement to assist in their investigation."

    The representative told Fernandes that Martinez had been an Uber driver for about four months before the incident.

    Fernandes also called Martinez to get his side of the story. His wife said he's being wrongly accused and she said she'd have her lawyer call Fernandes. The lawyer hasn't called.

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