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Uber driver charged with Chicago sexual assault

CHICAGO - Prosecutors say an Uber driver accused of sexually assaulting a passenger in Chicago told the victim, "I made you happy," after attacking her in his car and later at his apartment.

Thirty-year-old Maxime Fohounhedo was ordered held on $500,000 bail at a hearing Tuesday.

Fohounhedo is charged with criminal sexual assault and criminal sexual abuse over the Nov. 16 attack in the Lincoln Square neighborhood. He doesn't yet have an attorney.

Uber removed him as a ride-share driver as police investigated.

The 22-year-old victim told police she was attacked between 3 a.m. and 4 a.m. after being picked up from a bar.

Assistant State's Attorney Robert Mack said the woman woke up on a coach at the driver's apartment with the man sexually assaulting her.

Prosecutors say GPS coordinates from the victim's phone show she was at his address.

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