Lyft driver sexually assaults customer at knifepoint
Major Kathryne M. Rohde
Troop K Commander
Greenburgh, New York – On December 3, 2021, the New York State Police arrested Manuel A. Nunez, age 27, of Mount Vernon, NY, for Sexual Abuse in the 1st degree, a class D felony, Unlawful Imprisonment in the 1st degree, a class E felony, Criminal Possession of a Weapon in the 4th degree, Menacing in the 2nd degree, and Endangering the Welfare of a Child, all class A misdemeanors.
On December 2, 2021, Troopers received a complaint of a Lyft driver sexually assaulting the caller at knife point. Investigation determined Nunez working as a Lyft driver picked up a party of four people for a scheduled transport. While driving, Nunez began displaying pornographic material on his cell phone in view of a child under the age of 17. Nunez then threatened the party with a knife and sexually assaulted one of the victims.
Nunez was arraigned before the Greenburgh Court and remanded to the Westchester County Jail in lieu of $50,000 cash bail, $100,000 secure bond, or $150,000 partially secure bond. He is next scheduled to appear before the court on December 17, 2021, at 9:30 a.m.