How an Uber driver charged with sexual assault passed the background check

Felix Torres is no stranger to a jail cell. The Fort Myers Uber driver charged with sexually assaulting a passenger has a lengthy criminal history, including arrests for armed robbery and breaking and entering. On Wednesday, prosecutors cited Torres’s rap sheet from Massachusetts as the reason for a hefty bond. Lee County Sheriff Carmine Marceno said in a press conference that the rideshare company could bear some responsibility. “It’s Uber’s responsibility, or that company’s responsibility to vet the people they’re hiring,” said Marceno.