According to Boston police, a woman reported being indecently assaulted last week by an Uber driver. Now, the driver, Sonpreet Singh, 35, of Somerville, is facing charges.
Once the report was filed, detectives from the Sexual Assault Unit investigated the incident. The victim provided a screenshot of her Uber ride information, including the driver’s name, vehicle information, and license plate number. From that, police identified the driver and obtained a warrant for his arrest.
In the police report, the victim detailed the events of what transpired. The woman and her friend ordered an Uber to take them home on April 8. Once the two were in the vehicle, the driver began asking lewd questions. When the woman exited the vehicle, the driver grabbed her and she punched him in the face.
On April 19, Singh surrendered and was charged with indecent assault and battery on a person over 14. He posted $2,000 bail after his arraignment in Brighton District Court and was released on the condition that he will not drive for any rideshare company. He will return to court on June 1.
Singh’s defense attorney, Vikas Dhar, spoke with WCVB 5, saying, “Mr. Singh is a hard-working young man with no prior criminal convictions, and we look forward to a trial in this case. As is often the case, the public only hears only one side in cases involving rideshare drivers, but we look forward to our day in court.”
Uber responded to the incident by banning Singh from its app and releasing a brief statement: “What’s been reported is deeply troubling. The driver’s access to the app has been removed, and we thank local law enforcement for their swift action.”
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