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Former Lyft driver sentenced to 10 years for sexual assault charges in San Luis Obispo

Jason Lamont Fenwick, 3

SAN LUIS OBISPO, Calif. -- San Luis Obispo County District Attorney announced the sentencing of a former Lyft driver who was found guilty for sexual assault charges on Wednesday.

District Attorney Dan Dow announced Jason Lamon Fenwick, 52, was sentenced to ten years in state prison for assault with the intent to commit sexual assault, oral copulation of an intoxicated victim, sexual penetration of an intoxicated victim and surreptitious photographing of the sexual assault victim.

On November 4, 2018 shortly after 1:30 a.m., Fenwick drove the victim to her residence in Nipomo.

At the time Fenwick committed these crimes, he was working as a Lyft driver when he picked up the victim in Arroyo Grande and drove her to her residence.

The evidence established that Fenwick sexually assaulted the victim while she was prevented from resisting due to her level of intoxication and periods of unconsciousness.

Deputy District Attorney, who prosecuted the case, gave the following statement:

"We are optimistic that this significant prison sentence will not only deter this this type of horrific conduct, but also encourage crime victims to report their victimization with confidence that the criminal justice system will hold their offender accountable. This young woman is a survivor who demonstrated tremendous courage by reporting the crime and testifying in court which was absolutely necessary in order to hold the defendant responsible. We also thank the Sheriff’s Detective Bureau and the District Attorney staff who worked tirelessly to see that justice was done.”  

Deputy District Attorney Christopher White, prosecutor of the case.

The Honorable Judge Matthew Guerrero sentenced Fenwick to ten years in state prison.

The case was investigated by the San Luis Obispo County Sheriff’s Office and the District Attorney’s Office Bureau of Investigation. 

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