Bond set at $1 million for Oxford taxi driver accused of rape

OXFORD, OH (FOX19) - Miami University students are on edge after learning the owner and driver of an Oxford taxi service is accused of sexually assaulting two students this past weekend.

The driver of Sherman's Safe Ride, Sherman Jackson II, has been accused of rape.

Oxford police say Jackson picked up a 21-year-old student Friday and another 21-year-old student on Saturday. Both of the women say they were sexually assaulted in the taxi by the 38-year-old.

Jackson was arrested and taken to the Butler County Jail. He faces rape and kidnapping charges.

On Tuesday, bond was set at $1 million. He's expected back in court Thursday for a preliminary hearing.

"We were extremely scared when we saw it because we know so many people including ourselves who use a taxi on the weekend, it's scary to think it could have been any of us or any of our friends," said Kimia Cardan, a Miami University student.

Main and High streets are two areas students say they would frequently see Sherman's Safe Ride. A flier found on Jackson's Facebook page shows that he gave a special reduced rate for students at the university.

Police are asking anyone with information to contact the Oxford police tip line at 513-524-5268 or 513-352-3040.

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