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A woman in Illinois was sexually assaulted after getting in a car she believed to be her ride-share service, police say.
Jason Taylor, 28, has been charged with criminal sexual assault after he made contact with a woman in her 20s on a dating app, Evanston police said in a news release. Taylor then posed as a driver for a ride-share service and picked up the woman before sexually assaulting her in the car, police allege.
While investigating, police discovered Taylor had made a number of attempts to meet with college students in the area, though they all declined, according to the release.
Northwestern University issued a security alert cautioning students that Taylor had been using a fake Tinder profile and had also made attempts to contact Loyola University students, WLS-TV reported.
Northwestern police believe Taylor may have been linked to “acts of sexual violence” outside of Illinois, as well, according to the news outlet.
Taylor posted his $100,000 D bond and his court date is pending, police say.