FRAMINGHAM – A Framingham man, working as a Lyft driver, was sentenced to jail Friday for 2.5 years, after he pleaded guilty to sexually assaulting a woman in his vehicle, earlier this year.
Oscar D. Salguero, 28, of 1186 Worcester Road in Framingham pleaded guilty to two counts of indecent assault and battery.
Salguero picked up a woman at a bar in Worcester around 1:30 a.m. on February 10, 2019. The woman had called for a Lyft driver to transport her to her home in Sutton, according to Millbury Police.
But the woman never made it to her home.
Instead, the woman knocked on a door on West Main Street in Millbury, and told the homeowner she needed help, as she had been “raped.”
Millbury Police Detective Andrea Warpula interviewed the woman according to court records.
The driver “reached back with his right arm and began rubbing her leg and thigh area,” the victim told the Millbury detective.
The woman told the detective the Lyft driver “managed to get her pants unbuttoned” and using his fingers he penetrated her.
The woman “grabbed him (the driver) by the throat causing him to pull over,” Detective Warpula stated in a court report.
“They struggled until both fell out of the vehicle,” the detective wrote.
The victim, said Salguero got back into his Honda vehicle and drove off, according to the police report.
Police, and the woman assaulted, identified Salguero’s by his photo on the Lyft website.
Earlier this year, Salguero was charged with indecent sexual assault and battery and a charge of rape.
On Friday, the charges were changed to two counts of indecent sexual assault and battery.
Judge David Despotopulos sentenced Salguero to 2.5 years in jail, after he pleaded guily.
Salguero was ordered to serve two years, with six months suspended through Sept. 2024. The judge also sentenced Salguero to 3 years of probation, once released from jail.
Salguero must stay away from the victim, register as a sex offender, and be monitored by GPS, during the three years of probation, according to court records.
The case was prosecuted by Assistant District Attorney Mark McShera.
Booking photo was requested, but has not been received.