An Indiana mom has come forward to detail her son being sexually assaulted by an Uber driver in front of her two children.
Amber Brantley spoke to ABC News about her 11-year-old son’s account of the incident and how she came forward.
“My son was out riding a bicycle at the time.
He told me he saw two black men approach him and he said, ‘Is there a black man with me?'”
Amber Brants told ABC News.
“And I said, yes, and then he told me what happened and that the Uber driver picked him up and put him in the back seat.”
The incident occurred in March, according to the family, and Amber and her two kids were in the backyard when the alleged attack happened.
She said she did not tell her kids what had happened until two months later, when her youngest son asked about the incident.
“I had to tell him, ‘Oh my God, my kids got picked up, and that was a real nightmare,'” Amber Brantly said.
“I’m really scared.
My son’s very close to me, so I’m really worried about him.”
The alleged incident occurred when Brantleys son was riding his bike.
Amber said she was at the backyard with her other two children and when she saw the alleged Uber driver, she immediately asked her kids to go get the Uber car.
“The Uber driver comes and sits down and he started making out with me,” Amber said.
She said she then got up and left, but the alleged driver followed her.
“He said, “You want to come with me?
“And I said yes, but he was so much bigger than me,” she said.
“Then he grabbed my son, and he grabbed me and took off.”
The family said the alleged perpetrator also tried to get their kids to leave the backyard.
“We told him that he could do whatever he wanted with our son,” Amber Brantry said.
But he said he would not let us leave.
“They were going to leave him there,” Amber added.
“They were not going to let us go.”
Amber Brants family says they told the alleged offender not to be aggressive with her son and the other children, but they still believe he was trying to get his way.
“You know, my son was so close to us, and this guy’s really got no regard for our safety,” Amber told ABC.
“He didn’t care about the children.”ABC News reached out to Uber for comment, but did not immediately receive a response.
Uber says its policies and procedures prohibit drivers from intentionally interfering with riders, but it did not address whether the company has policies or procedures that address this specific issue.