Uber driver convicted of sexual harassment on sick passenger

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Uber driver Temur Shah was convicted of sexual assault on Monday

London, UK — Metropolitan police arrested Uber driver Temur Shah over a sexual assault case last year.

According to the reports, the incident took place in London’s West End in the early hours of Jan. 15, 2018. Mr. Shah allegedly picked up a 27-year-old woman in “an extremely vulnerable condition”.

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However, during the ride, the driver stopped the car and demanded that she sit in the front.

The woman allegedly informed the driver beforehand that she was feeling sick. Despite knowing that, Mr. Shah pulled over and sexually assaulted her, continuing to do so even as she vomited.

The victim then remained in the cab after the assault as she had no money and no battery on her phone to call for assistance. 

The 45-year-old driver has been released on bail and is awaiting sentencing. Moreover, he has had his taxi license revoked.

Head of Transport Policing and Community Safety at Transport for London, Mandy McGregor, described Mr. Shah’s actions as “disgusting”. She also added that she expected “the highest standards” from London taxi drivers

Moreover, Met Police detective superintendent Andy Cox released a statement regarding the incident. “Shah despicably took advantage of his position as a trusted licensed driver and sexually assaulted a passenger in a vulnerable state.

His conviction was down to a meticulous investigation which left the jury in no doubt as to his guilt.”

The superintendent then advised all victims of sexual abuse to report immediately to the police as they will be taken seriously.

An Uber spokesperson claims that the company has a “zero-tolerance policy on any such behavior” and that Shah had permanently lost access to its app.

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