Police fear Brisbane Uber driver may have sexually assaulted multiple women

POLICE fear an Uber driver charged with sexually assaulting a woman he picked up outside a Brisbane nightclub is a serial sex predator who may have been targeting female passengers for two years.

The 47-year-old male driver appeared in Brisbane Magistrates Court on Friday where he was refused bail, charged with three counts of sexual assault and one count each of stealing and wilful damage.

He was arrested by detectives from the Child Protection and Investigation Unit following investigations into an incident which allegedly took place in Fortitude Valley during the early hours of Thursday morning.


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Police say a woman ordered an Uber to take her home after a night out in the city and, once she was inside the car, she was allegedly sexually assaulted three times by her driver.

Detectives say they have reason to believe there could be many more victims, with evidence suggesting the Uber driver may have assaulted multiple women over the last two years.

Investigators are pleading with anyone who may have been assaulted or witnessed inappropriate behaviour in the Brisbane area to report the matter to local police.

The Uber driver has been banned from the ride-sharing service and will remain behind bars ahead of his next court appearance on July 31.