Illegal Immigrant in SF Dubbed ‘Rideshare Rapist’ Denied Bail

As reported by the San Francisco Chronicle on July 17, 2018

"A former Lyft driver accused of a series of violent rapes he allegedly committed in San Francisco while living in the U.S. illegally — prompting a scathing reproach of the city’s sanctuary policy from federal immigration officials — was ordered to be held without bail Tuesday.

The disturbing case of Orlando Vilchez Lazo, the 37-year-old suspect police have dubbed the “Rideshare Rapist,” provoked condemnation from U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement officials after it was revealed that he is an undocumented immigrant from Peru who had been working for a ride-hailing service.

On Tuesday, he spoke quietly as he stood before Judge Braden Woods in San Francisco Superior Court to face charges of rape by force or violence, sexual penetration by a foreign object, kidnapping and kidnapping to commit another crime."