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WTH! Uber Driver Arrested & Charged In TWO Sexual Assault Cases

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An Uber driver - likely not the Uber driver actually assigned to the victims - was arrested and charged in connection to two sexual assault cases, according to Toronto police.

It seems ridesharing is becoming more and more dangerous as new reports of crimes being committed by the people working for the ridesharing companies surface.

36-year-old Taneem Aziz (above) was arrested and charged with two counts of sexual assault, forcible confinement, and extortion.

On April 8th, police officers began an investigation into a sexual assault in Toronto's Royal York Road and Evans Avenue area.

It's alleged a 21-year-old woman entered a black SUV driven by Taneem Aziz and was not allowed to exit. He allegedly took her to the parking lot of a fast-food restaurant in Mississauga where she tried to get assistance from a bystander, but was unsuccessful, according to police. He then drove her to a secluded side street where he allegedly sexually assaulted her. The woman was dropped off later that morning and then she contacted police.

Police responded to another call on September 6, 2018 for a sexual assault incident in the Dundas St. E and Sackville St. area.

It's alleged a 24-year-old woman entered a Black Infiniti SUV which she believed was her Uber ride. Once inside the car, Aziz refused to allow her to exit and instead drove to a secluded area in a fast food parking lot. Police say the man then sexually assaulted her and continued to drive around before finally allowing the victim to exit the SUV. Once she got out, she then called the police.

Uber released a statement about the incidents, saying they are cooporating with law enforcement:

“We are fully cooperating with law enforcement and will continue to provide any information to them that would be helpful for their investigation. As soon as we learned of this, we removed this individual’s access to the app,” the spokesperson said.

The alleged rapist is scheduled to appear at Toronto West Court on Thursday, May 23rd. Police believe there may be other victims and are asking anyone with information to contact them at 416-808-7474, Crime Stoppers anonymously at 416-222-TIPS (8477), online at www.222tips.com, online on their Facebook Leave a Tip page, or text TOR and your message to CRIMES (274637).

These weren't cases where the women got into a non-Uber vehicle like the University of South Carolina student who got into the wrong car and was later found dead. Aziz was actually employed by Uber.

 

 

However, we all have to be vigilant because criminals are using advanced technology to steal information from the Uber app. It's believed - as said by an unconfirmed report by a woman whose story has been circulating online - criminals can use a scanner to export your information from the actual Uber driver's account. That way, when they pull up, they'll have your name and destination.

 

 

Be mindful to check the driver's license plate, car description, picture and name BEFORE you get inside a rideshare vehicle. Stay safe!

 

EXTRAS:

1. Uber fires driver after he was accused of killing former UFC fighter Rodrigo de Lima. STORY

2.  An insane high speed chase went down last night in L.A.  It's likely one of the longest in the city's history as it went on for 3 hours straight, crossing multiple jurisdictions.  The male driver also reportedly was wanted for a domestic violence incident and a female passenger was in the car with him reportedly being attacked and beaten during the chase.  The chase ended in a 99 Cent Store parking lot with the driver arrested and the passenger taken away on a stretcher. STORY

Photo: 360b/Shutterstock.com

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