PITTSBURGH (KDKA) — The jitney driver accused of threatening and sexually assaulting one of his passengers last month in the Hill District was in court this morning for a preliminary hearing.

The suspect, Eric Pace, is facing a list of charges – including rape, sexual assault, aggravated indecent assault, simple assault, terroristic threats and unlawful restraint.

According to police, the victim and her sister had been in a bar in the early morning hours of May 21.

Investigators say after leaving the lounge, the victim approached the jitney stand and got into the suspect’s SUV. But after driving a few blocks, he stopped, and then allegedly threatened and assaulted her.

A Carnegie Mellon University Police officer eventually spotted the SUV in North Oakland.

Pace was held for court on all charges.

Man Arrested After Alleged Sexual Assault (5/21/13)
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