Oak Cliff woman testifies against Uber driver accused of raping her

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The trial of a former Uber driver accused of raping a woman in her Oak Cliff home three years ago began this week.

Talal Chammout, 59, is accused of following the woman into her home on July 25, 2015 and sexually assaulting her.

The woman testified Tuesday that she had been drinking with friends during a birthday party and that Chammout drove her home, followed her inside and refused to leave. She said she remembers coming to and realizing that he was having sex with her.

Here’s the report from WFAA:

She told jurors she thinks Chammout hit her in the back of the head, but her memory is too hazy to be sure. She says she woke up with a headache and a bump on her head, plus scrapes on her knees.

Prosecutors say Chammout later told police he and the woman had sex in the office, located in the first room you entered in the home. Prosecutors said Chammout then told police that the woman walked away afterward, and he found her asleep on the floor next to her bed, lifted her onto her bed, and performed oral sex. He is charged with two counts of sexual assault.

The defense says the woman invited Chammout into her home and consented to sex because she was in a fight with her live-in boyfriend at the time and wanted to get back at him.

Chammout shouldn’t have been working for Uber anyway because he had presented a fake license and hadn’t been put through a criminal background check.

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