Uber driver charged with sexually assaulting female passenger

A Sydney Uber driver has been charged with sexually assaulting a female passenger while dropping her home in Sydney’s North Shore over the weekend.

Police said a 26-year-old woman ordered the ride-sharing service around 11.00pm Saturday.

During the drive, the man allegedly pulled the car over and sexually assaulted the woman, before dropping her home.


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About 9.20am yesterday, officers attended a home at Rooty Hill and arrested and charged a 30-year-old man with sexual assault and indecent assault.

During the arrest, police executed a search warrant at the home, seizing a number of items which will undergo forensic examinations.

Uber released a statement yesterday, stating that the driver had been removed from the service as soon as they were alerted to the incident.

“As soon as we were alerted to the alleged incident, we immediately removed the driver,” a spokesperson said.

Investigations are ongoing.