Former Roanoke Uber driver charged with sexual battery to face jail time

ROANOKE, Va. (WDBJ7) - A former Roanoke Uber driver will face jail time following allegations he sexually battered a passenger.

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Thomas Jefferson Dyne was in court Wednesday in Roanoke County. According to his attorney, David Steidle, Dyne was sentenced to 12 months in jail with one month suspended. He has a $2,500 suspended fine as well.

This came after he pleaded no contest to charges against him in August. The original felony charge was downgraded to a misdemeanor.

This came after an arrest in October 2018, following allegations from a Roanoke County woman that Dyne forced her to touch him inappropriately during a ride from downtown Roanoke to her home.

Steidle told WDBJ7 that Dyne is undergoing counseling and has been ordered to have no contact with the victim.

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