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Man who drove for Uber in Toronto charged after series of alleged sexual assaults

Senol Komec, 38, has been charged in four sexual assault investigations, Toronto police say. Handout/Toronto Police Service

Toronto police say they’ve arrested an Uber driver after a series of alleged sexual assaults.

They say all of the alleged assaults occurred in the early-morning hours when a man approached women and gave them rides.

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In two cases, women had ordered a ride from Uber, but the man who picked them up was not the driver assigned to their request.

Police say in two other incidents the man offered the women rides.

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They say the man then drove them to an area and allegedly sexually assaulted them.

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While the alleged sexual assaults did not occur on rides hailed through the Uber app, a spokesperson for the company said the driver’s access has been revoked.

“What’s been reported is horrible and something no person should go through,” Uber said in a statement. “As soon as we learned about these incidents, we immediately removed the driver’s access to the app.”

A 38-year-old Vaughan man has been charged with four counts of sexual assault and four counts of forcible confinement.

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