Fake Uber driver Ragheb is pictured along with his vehicle, a gray 2018 four-door Toyota Corolla.

California, USA — Authorities arrested Nassef Ragheb, 48, of Bakersfield after allegedly posing as an Uber driver to lure and sexually assault women.

According to police, the suspect’s arrest came after three related investigations in 2018, 2019 and 2020 for “stalking, prowling, peeping into a residence, burglary, false imprisonment and sexual battery.” 


On at least one occasion, Ragheb allegedly drove a victim to her home and forcibly kissed her.

In another case, a victim reported seeing Ragheb in the victim’s backyard, peering into the windows.

Furthermore, the man also entered another victim’s home uninvited through an unlocked door. 

Bakersfield police revealed that Ragheb targets possibly intoxicated women and leaving bars in the area. The department is asking people to come forward with any potential information about other incidents involving Ragheb.

All incidents took place in northwest Bakersfield, police said.

Moreover, Ragheb faces charges including burglary, false imprisonment and attempted sexual battery.

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