A man who worked as an Uber driver is charged in the sexual assault of a 16-year-old passenger in Hawaii.
Uber deactivated the driver, who was charged with two counts of first-degree sexual assault and one count of attempted sex assault.
The 24-year-old man is being held on $150,000 bond.
Police say the man dropped the girl’s friends off on April 16 and then took her elsewhere, where she says he sexually assaulted her.
It’s unclear whether he has an attorney.
Hawaii News Now reported that minors are prohibited from using the ride-hailing service and drivers must pass background checks.
Uber spokeswoman Taylor Patterson said in a statement that the company is investigating what happened.
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