24-Year-Old Ancaster Man Charged by Hamilton Police in ‘Uber Driver’ Sexual Assault Case

Hamilton police have charged a 24-year-old man from Ancaster in connection with a sexual assault investigation involving a person posing as an Uber driver. The accused, who was arrested on October 16, 2020, faces charges of sexual assault, forcible confinement, and uttering threats.

The investigation began after a report was filed on October 1, 2020, by a woman who claimed she was sexually assaulted by a man pretending to bef her Uber driver. According to the victim, the incident occurred in the early hours of September 30, 2020, when she left a downtown bar and was picked up by the suspect, believing he was her Uber driver.

The accused allegedly drove the victim to a secluded area, where he sexually assaulted her and threatened her before releasing her. Following the incident, the victim reported the assault to the police, leading to the arrest of the suspect.

Hamilton police are urging the public to verify the identity of their rideshare drivers by checking the vehicle’s license plate, make, model, and color against the information provided in the rideshare app. Additionally, riders should confirm the driver’s name and photo match the information in the app before entering the vehicle.


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