Peter Solomon, 49, has been charged with raping a woman passenger
He allegedly picked her up from a bar near University of Central Florida
She furtively called 911 but sheriff’s deputies were unable to find her
Orlando Police say Solomon may be responsible for other sex crimes
Officers have urged more victims to come forward
A Lyft driver has been arrested and charged with raping a woman he picked up from a Florida bar.
Peter Solomon, 49, is accused of assaulting the woman in a derelict house after collecting her from Knight’s Pub, close to the University of Central Florida in Orlando in July.
He has been charged with sexual battery, kidnapping and false imprisonment – but police fear he could have more victims.
The alleged victim used the Lyft app to call a cab at about 11pm on July 1. Solomon then turned up in a Dodge Grand Caravan, police said.
Instead of driving her home to nearby Winter Park, he allegedly pulled into the driveway of a derelict house and dragged her inside.
The woman has told police there were two other men in the house, but it is not clear if they played part they played in the incident.
She told police she tried to escape but Solomon caught her, forced her into a bedroom, threatened her if she resisted and then raped her.
Orange County sheriff’s deputies were alerted when the woman covertly rang 911 but they were unable to trace her.
The woman told police Solomon then made her get back into his car and drove her around for about five minutes.
Police say she was then able to make another discreet 911 call.
Sergeant Tammi Edwards, of Orlando Police Department, told WFTV: ‘She was talking out loud like she was having a normal conversation with the driver, and she was able to give landmarks.’
The woman told police Solomon forced her to get out of the car in the Azalea Park suburb of Orlando.
She then called her mother, who rushed out to pick her up.
Sgt Edwards said: ‘She has been a very strong victim from the beginning, up until now.
‘She knew where she started. She knew where she wanted to go, and he took a different path