Police charge Toronto Uber driver with kidnapping a teenage passenger

May 23 2017, 4:24 pm

Update: Following a court hearing in October 2018, the accused was found not guilty of the charges.

A Toronto Uber driver has been arrested and charged with kidnapping one of his passengers.

Sukhbaj Singh was arrested on May 22 following the incident which took place on May 21. Toronto Police say they have charged 24-year-old Singh with forcible confinement, kidnapping, and assault.

On Sunday afternoon, police responded to a call about an abduction near Eglinton Avenue East and Dunfield Avenue. They say an 18-year-old woman ordered an Uber, and was picked up by Singh.

It is alleged that Singh engaged in inappropriate conversation and made unwanted advances, and as the woman refused and asked to be let out, he attempted to forcibly take her to a private location.

The young woman escaped and called the police.

Singh, who is from Belleville, is scheduled to appear in court at College Park on July 4.

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