CHARLESTON, S.C. (AP) – A North Charleston middle school teacher has been accused of kidnapping and sexually assaulting a woman while working as a driver for the popular ridesharing company Uber.
Multiple media outlets report that according to an arrest affidavit, 39-year-old Patrick Aiello of Charleston on Sunday night demanded sexual favors from a 23-year-old intoxicated female passenger in his car.
The woman says Aiello attacked and sexually assaulted her before kicking her out of the vehicle.
Aiello, a teacher at Zucker Middle School, was arrested Monday on charges of kidnapping and first-degree criminal sexual conduct.
Charleston County School District spokesman Daniel Head says Aiello has been placed on paid administrative leave.
Uber spokeswoman Kaitlin Durkosh says Aiello has been removed as an Uber driver.
It is unclear if he has an attorney.