‘Ride-share’ driver charged with sexually assaulting passenger

The driver of a ride-sharing service has been charged with sexually assaulting a woman in Sydney’s Rose Bay at the weekend.

According to police, a 22-year-old woman was walking along Bayswater Road, Vaucluse, about 12.30am on Sunday 18 when a Hyundai i30 stopped beside her.

It’s alleged the driver, a 39-year-old man, was working for the shared-ride service when he offered the young woman a lift home.


The woman accepted and got into the car.

It’s then alleged he drover her to a nearby side street where he parked and sexually assaulted the woman.

The matter was reported to police at Rose Bay and a full investigation commenced.

About 3pm on Wednesday, detectives arrested the driver at his home in Lakemba.

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

He was refused bail and will appear in Burwood Local Court today.