Ride-share driver charged over alleged sexual assault of teen girl

A ride-share driver has been charged with sexual intercourse without consent following an alleged assault on a teenage passenger in Sydney at the weekend.

Police say the 37-year-old man collected three girls from the city after they booked his service around 1.30am on Sunday.

The trio were then driven to Bondi, where two of the girls got out, however a 17-year-old female remained in the vehicle as she was being dropped off at a different address at North Bondi.


“During the trip, it’s alleged the driver sexually assaulted the teenager in his vehicle,” NSW police said in a statement.

The assault was reported to officers and following investigations, police arrested the 37-year-old driver at a home in Liverpool around 4.20pm on Monday.

He was taken to Liverpool Police Station where he was charged with sexual intercourse without consent.

The man was given conditional bail under the condition he must not operate as a ride-share service driver and is due to appear in Liverpool Local Court on 25 October.

If you are in immediate danger call 000 now.  If you require advice or assistance, the following services offer counselling and support:
Lifeline 24/7 telephone crisis support 13 11 14
1800RESPECT 24/7 phone 1800 737 732
Gold Coast Centre Against Sexual Violence phone 07 5591 1164
Bravehearts phone 1800 272 831

Shanee is a full-time Digital Journalist and Social Media Content Producer. In 2014, Shanee graduated from Griffith University’s Gold Coast Campus with a Bachelor of Communications majoring in Journalism, Public Relations and Marketing. Since joining 1029 Hot Tomato, Shanee has been keeping you up to date with breaking news and everything Gold Coast on myGC. Shanee also writes and photographs for Peony & Page, a personal home, style and travel blog & Instagram alias she founded in 2015.

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