Police seeking Uber driver after passenger allegedly sexually assaulted in Toronto
TORONTO — Police are asking the public for help in identifying an Uber driver after a woman was allegedly sexually assaulted in Toronto on Tuesday.
A 25-year-old woman entered an Uber vehicle in the Yonge Street and Eglinton Avenue area and rode to her home near Lawrence Avenue West and Avenue Road.
Police said the driver then sexually assaulted the woman while inside the car.
The suspect is described as 26 to 30 years old, with short black spiked hair and a short chin strap beard.
Police said his Uber profile listed the name “Amritpal.”
“Upon learning of these disturbing allegations, we immediately removed the driver from our platform and have reached out to law enforcement to assist in any way that we can,” said Uber Canada spokesman Xavier Van Chau.
City Councillor Giorgio Mammoliti said in a statement that he was “horrified and disgusted” by the alleged sexual assault.
“The police are still searching for this person despite his picture being available and his information on file with Uber,” he said.
“The safety of passengers is clearly a concern if there is no oversight on who is driving you around. This incident makes the need for regulation even more glaringly obvious.”
Anyone with information is asked to contact police at 416-808-3200, Crime Stoppers anonymously at 416-222-TIPS (8477), online at http://www.222tips.com, or by texting “TOR” and your message to CRIMES (274637).
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