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Meredith student says Uber driver fondled her

Posted November 1, 2017 3:58 p.m. EDT
Updated November 1, 2017 5:14 p.m. EDT

Meredith College

— A Meredith College student told police an Uber driver sexually assaulted her Tuesday night near campus.

A police report lists the incident as "forcible fondling" and says it occurred on Hillsborough Street between 8:30 and 9 p.m. The woman told police she was heading back to campus when the assault occurred.

An arrest warrant has been issued for 32-year-old Travis Linsay Wiggins of Wilson.

An Uber spokeswoman said Wednesday that Wiggins has been removed from the company's app as a driver.

Uber is conducting an internal investigation and will assist Raleigh police with their investigation as needed, the spokeswoman said.