Uber driver groped passenger as she vomited out of taxi door

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An Uber driver has been discovered responsible of sexually assaulting a passenger.

Temur Shah, 45, attacked the lady in his automotive within the early hours of January 15, 2018, after selecting her up from an tackle in London’s West Finish.

He had stopped the automotive when the passenger began feeling unwell in the course of the journey and advised her to sit down within the entrance, Isleworth Crown Court docket heard.

Shah then pounced as she started to vomit out the door after he stopped his taxi for a second time.

He groped her as he leaned over her to open the door and continued to sexually assault her whereas she was being sick.

After the assault, the passenger advised Shah to not contact her once more however needed to keep within the automotive as she had no cash or battery on her telephone with the intention to name for assist.

She reported the incident to police after she was dropped off close to her residence.

Police then used CCTV and GPS information from Uber to determine Shah.

Shah, from Harrow, was charged with sexual assault on January 19 this 12 months and was convicted right this moment after a one-week trial.

He’ll now be sentenced on November 12 and has had his non-public rent licence revoked by Transport for London (TfL).

Detective Superintendent Andy Cox, from the Roads and Transport Policing Command, stated: “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.”

Mandy McGregor, head of transport policing and neighborhood security at TfL, added the assault on the weak passenger was predatory and disgusting and she or he was happy justice had been served.

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