A Toronto Uber driver has been charged with kidnapping after police say an 18-year-old woman was kidnapped and assaulted during a ride in downtown Toronto earlier this week.
Police say officers responded to a report of an abduction in the Eglinton Avenue East and Dunfield Avenue area, near Yonge Street, at 4:02 p.m., on Sunday.
According to police, the woman had ordered an Uber and was picked up by a male driver as arranged. Police said the driver engaged her in an “inappropriate conversation,” and made “unwanted advances.”
The woman refused the driver’s advances and asked to be let out of the car, according to police.
Police said the driver refused to let the woman out of the car and attempted to take her to a “private location.”
The woman was able to escape and call police.
Sukhbaj Singh, 24, of Belleville, has been charged with forcible confinement, kidnapping and assault. He is scheduled to appear in court at College Park on Tuesday, July 4, 2017.
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