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Driver accused of sexual assault banned from Uber

Posted at 6:10 PM, Nov 13, 2017
and last updated 2017-11-13 20:30:58-05

Uber tells 3 News Now that a man accused of sexually assaulting a passenger can no longer drive for the company.

At about 5:30 a.m. Oct. 11, Omaha Police were contacted about a sexual assault that had occurred. A 29-year-old woman told them she and a male friend were riding in an Uber vehicle when she passed out.  She told authorities she was then sexually assaulted in the vehicle when the arrived to her Northwest Omaha apartment.

"No person deserves to experience what has been described to police. We will provide any information to law enforcement to fully support their investigation, and the driver's access to the app has been removed," said Kayla Whaling of Uber Media Relations.

3 News Now is not identifying the driver because charges have not been filed.

OPD says they're still investigating the allegations.