Uber London driver guilty of sex assault » National Taxi Association https://t.co/syDQHFUx83

An uber private hire driver asked a passenger who he was sexually assualting if she was “comfortable”. Aliriza Kurt, 42, of Blackstock Road, Finsbury Park, was jailed for 18 months after he was found guilty of the assault. Kurt was working for private hire firm Uber and was allocated the 24-year-old’s fare just after 11pm on May 8 last year. He picked her up near Brixton Station. During the journey, Kurt leaned across and touched her, asking: “Are you comfortable with this?” The woman managed to escape the car and called the police. Kurt was arrested hours later. He was jailed at Inner London Crown Court yesterday, after a jury had found him guilty on January 6. Siwan Hayward, Transport for London’s (TfL) deputy director of enforcement and on-street operations, said: “This victim’s bravery in reporting this offence to the police has helped put this sex offender behind bars...

Full article: http://www.national-taxi-association.co.uk/?p=9639

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