Uber driver charged with sexually assaulting passenger

Posted at 5:34 PM, Jan 11, 2020
and last updated 2020-01-11 17:34:20-05

Authorities say an Uber driver has been charged with sexually assaulting a drunk woman he picked up at a California police station.

Authorities say Amir Attia of Tustin was arrested Wednesday in connection with the July 2018 assault in Orange County.

Prosecutors say a 25-year-old woman who had been arrested for DUI told investigators the driver repeatedly stopped the car and assaulted her.

Attia, who has a 1993 conviction for sexual battery, is charged with two felonies and two misdemeanors.

It's unclear if he has a lawyer.

Uber says it removed the driver's access to the app.