News Queensland Gold Coast Uber driver denied bail on rape charge

Gold Coast Uber driver denied bail on rape charge

The unnamed man is the fifth Uber driver charged with preying on pasengers in south-east Queensland. Photo: ABC
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A Gold Coast Uber driver has been charged with the rape of a female passenger.

Police said the 20-year-old woman ordered a ride-sharing vehicle at Surfers Paradise about 1:00am on Saturday, September 23.

It is alleged the driver stopped the car during the journey and sexually assaulted the woman.

The driver, a 24-year-old Coombabah man, faced the Southport Magistrates Court today on one count of rape and common assault.

He was remanded in custody until his next court date on October 10.

It is the fifth sexual assault charge to be laid against Uber drivers by police in south-east Queensland in recent months.

Police said the cases were not linked.