Uber Driver Taneem Aziz Found Guilty in Three Separate Sexual Assault Cases

Taneem Aziz, Uber driver sexually assaulted passengers

Taneem Aziz, an Uber driver from Toronto, has been found guilty in three separate cases of sexual assault. The 38-year-old man was convicted of the charges after being accused of sexually assaulting female passengers on different occasions.

The first incident took place in November 2015, when Aziz sexually assaulted a 24-year-old woman who had fallen asleep in his vehicle. The second case occurred in December 2015, involving a 19-year-old woman whom he assaulted after offering her a ride. The third and most recent case happened in February 2018, where he assaulted another passenger, a 23-year-old woman, during a ride.

During the trial, Aziz claimed that the encounters were consensual, but the prosecution presented evidence to the contrary. The judge ruled in favor of the prosecution, finding Aziz guilty in all three cases.

The conviction highlights the ongoing concerns about rider safety when using ridesharing services like Uber. In response to the incidents, Uber has reiterated its commitment to safety and stated that Aziz has been removed from the platform.

Uber maintains a range of safety measures to protect both riders and drivers, including GPS tracking, 24/7 support, and an emergency assistance button in the app. However, the company is continuously working to improve safety and is encouraging users to take advantage of these features and prioritize their personal safety during rides.

As Aziz awaits his sentencing, this case serves as a reminder of the importance of being vigilant when using rideshare services and taking necessary precautions to ensure a safe and secure journey.


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