Ride share driver charged with sexual assault

Sex Assault Squad detectives have charged a 23-year-old man as a result of their investigation into an incident that occurred on Friday, 26 June 2020.

Around 4.30am, a woman ordered a ride-share vehicle and was collected from a location in Victoria Park. It is alleged during the journey the driver sexually assaulted the woman.

The 23-year-old man from Balga has been charged with:

• Two counts of Unlawful and Indecent Assault; and

• Three counts of Sexual Penetration without Consent.

He is next due to appear before the Perth Magistrates Court on Monday, 27 July 2020.

Police have notified the relevant ride-share companies and the Department of Transport of the arrest.

The investigation is ongoing and detectives urge anyone with any information regarding this matter to call Crime Stoppers on 1800 333 000 or make a report online at www.crimestopperswa.com.au

If you are or have been a victim of sexual abuse, or if you have information about someone being abused, please contact police on 131 444.

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