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Uber driver charged with rape in vehicle on Gold Coast

Uber driver charged with rape in vehicle on Gold Coast”

Police investigating the alleged sexual assault of a 20-year-old Gold Coast woman last Saturday (September 23) have charged the male driver of a ride-sharing service.

The driver is believed to have then stopped the vehicle during the journey, according to police, before sexually assaulting the 20-year-old.

The man, who has only been driving for the ride-sharing service for two months, is alleged to have locked the doors of his auto and leaned over to recline the woman's seat before forcing himself onto her body.

The 24-year-old had been driving for the company for just two months and was denied bail in Southport Magistrates Court Court Saturday, according to the Gold Coast Bulletin.

The attack is alleged to have occurred after the woman ordered a vehicle around 1am from Surfers Paradise on September 23
The attack is alleged to have occurred after the woman ordered a vehicle around 1am from Surfers Paradise on September 23

A duty lawyer is said to have told the court that the man denied the allegations against him.

An Uber driver has been remanded in custody after he was charged with raping a female passenger on the Gold Coast.

The driver, who can't be named for legal reasons, is set to reappear in court on October 10.



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