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OXFORD, Ohio (AP) — Police say the driver who ran the "Sherman's Safe Ride" taxi service for students at Ohio's Miami University is accused of sexually assaulting two female students in his vehicle.

Police in Oxford, which is home to the university, say 38-year-old Sherman Jackson II has been jailed in Butler County. Jail records show he is charged with two counts of rape and two counts of kidnapping. Bond was set Tuesday at $1 million.

It wasn't immediately clear whether Jackson has an attorney. The case wasn't yet listed in local court records.

Oxford police say Jackson was arrested after two young women filed separate reports alleging that they were assaulted by him in his vehicle when they used the taxi service on Friday and Saturday. Police say the investigation is ongoing.

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