Sydney Uber driver charged with rape after woman allegedly attacked in car on way home from work

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An Uber driver has been accused of raping a young woman as she made her way home from work in Sydney’s Inner West.

A five-day police investigation led to the arrest of Mohamad Pili-Bake as they allege that at or around 7am outside a business on Sunday, May 5, the 48-year-old driver touched the woman inappropriately during the trip, before driving the car to a nearby park where he raped her.

The Daily Telegraph are reporting the woman, who had called the Uber in the early hours of the morning, immediately reported the alleged assault to police before attending a local hospital.

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Police attended a home at McCrossin Ave in Birrong in Sydney’s west, before taking Pili-Blake to Bankstown Police Station where he was charged.

He was refused bail and faced Parramatta Local Court on May 11, before being remanded in custody.

Pili-Bake has been charged with having ‘sexual intercourse without consent and sexually touch another person without consent’, a NSW Police spokesman said.

He will face Burwood Local Court on July 10.

All potential Uber drivers are requested to undergo a thorough screening process in accordance with Australian law before gaining access to the Uber app and being able to drive for the company.

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