Bay Area man accused of attempted rape, allegedly demanded sex as payment for ride
BOOKING PHOTO: San Mateo County Sheriff’s Office
A Bay Area man has been arrested on suspicion of attempted rape after allegedly demanding sex at knifepoint as payment for giving a woman a ride.
According to the San Mateo County Sheriff’s Office, the victim — an adult female — was waiting in San Francisco for the ride-share car she’d hailed to take her to San Carlos. A man identified as Richard Silverio reportedly saw her standing here and offered her a ride.
Authorities say that just before they arrived at the woman’s destination, Silverio pulled out a knife and demanded sex as payment for the ride. Though she fought her way out of the car, Silverio allegedly chased her down a second time.
She fought him off again and ran to a gas station, where the attendant called 9-1-1.
Investigators collected DNA evidence that matched Silverio and, on January 9th, took him into custody on suspicion of kidnapping, attempted rape, assault with intent to commit rape, and false imprisonment.
His bail has been set at $400,000.