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Uber driver pleads not guilty over sex assault

Uber was launched in Perth early in 2015.
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A 51-year-old Uber driver has pleaded not guilty in a Perth court to indecently assaulting a female passenger.

Police allege the assault happened after registered Uber driver Zeljko Koncarevic collected the woman, aged 20, from a home in a suburb south of Perth at 11:15pm on Saturday June 27.

Koncarevic, from Scarborough, has been changed with unlawful and indecent assault following an investigation by Sex Assault Squad detectives.

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The Perth Magistrates Court was told the alleged victim, who cannot be identified, is from a high-profile family.

Koncarevic had his bail renewed and will go to trial next year.

The Department of Transport previously confirmed the man had also worked as a taxi driver.

Uber said Koncarevic was an accredited hire car driver who had undergone full criminal and driving history background checks by the department.

The ride-sharing company said it removed Koncarevic from the service after the allegations were made.


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