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Uber driver charged with sexual assault

An Oshawa Uber driver is facing several charges after a teen was touched inappropriately.

According to police, a male victim was picked up by an Uber driver shortly after midnight on Sunday, May 29 from an address on Lakeview Park Avenue in Oshawa. After talking with the victim, the male driver reached over and touched the victim’s genital area before stopping the car and sexually assaulting him.

The victim, who is under the age of 16, contacted police later that day.

The suspect turned himself into police on June 14.

A 29-year-old male of Ridge Valley Drive in Oshawa has been charged with sexual assault, sexual interference and invitation to sexual touching in connection with this incident.

Police want to ensure there are no other victims. Anyone with new information in this investigation is asked to call Det. Stephenson at 1-888-579-1520, ext. 5233.