Rooty Hill Uber driver charged after alleged sexual assault

A Rooty Hill man allegedly assaulted a woman he picked up while working as a driver for the popular ride-sharing service Uber. Picture: Ryan Stuart

A Rooty Hill man allegedly assaulted a woman he picked up while working as a driver for the popular ride-sharing service Uber. Picture: Ryan Stuart

A Rooty Hill man allegedly sexually assaulted a woman he picked up while working for the popular ride-sharing service Uber.

Yamur Sadiqi, 30, allegedly picked up a 26-year-old woman at West Pennant Hills about 11pm on Saturday night.

Police allege he then pulled his car over in Carlingford where he sexually assaulted the woman before driving her home.

The victim reported the incident to police on Sunday.

Mr Sadiqi was arrested at a home in Acropolis Avenue about 9.20am on Tuesday morning. He was charged with sexual assault and indecent assault.

He appeared before Mount Druitt Local Court the same day where he was refused bail. 

The court heard that Mr Sadiqi allegedly had sexual intercourse without consent and indecently assaulted the woman.

In a statement to Fairfax Media, Uber said it cooperate with authorities throughout the investigation.

"Our thoughts are with the woman and her family at this time," a spokesperson said.

"As soon as we were alerted to the alleged incident, we immediately removed the driver from the platform and we have been working with the authorities to provide information for their investigation."

Following his arrest, police officers executed a search of the Acropolis Avenue home and seized items for “forensic examinations”. 

Mr Sadiqi’s case will continue at Parramatta Local Court on November 17.

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