A Massachusetts Uber driver has been accused of sexually assaulting a woman who had used the ride-sharing service app to request a ride.
Authorities have reported that the 46-year-old man was arraigned Wednesday in Cambridge District Court. The Boston man pleaded not guilty to charges including rape and kidnapping.
Investigators believe the driver picked the woman up in Boston on Dec. 6. She had apparently summoned an Uber driver to take her to her Cambridge home.
The woman told police that the driver told her he would need a cash payment, so he took her to an ATM.
Authorities claim he then drove her to a secluded location and sexually assaulted her.
Uber released a statement saying that they are working closely with law enforcement to assist in the investigation.
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