Uber driver sentenced for exposing himself to female passenger

Afzal is now on the sex offenders' register

Monday, January 6, 2020

An Uber driver has been sentenced to 12 months in prison after exposing himself to a female passenger.

Nadeem Afzal exposed himself to the victim, who was in her early 20s, and asked her to perform a sex act on him after picking her up in his private hire vehicle.

The woman refused the 51-year-old's advances and made an audio recording of their conversation, reporting him to police once she was home.

After nearly two hours, the victim was dropped at a fast-food restaurant near her home in south London. The journey should have taken 40 minutes.

Afzal was sentenced to 12 months' imprisonment, suspended for two years, at Kingston Crown Court, having previously pleaded guilty to one count of exposure.

He has been put on the sex offenders' register for ten years and is no longer allowed to work as a cab driver.

Mandy McGregor, head of transport policing and community safety at Transport for London called Afzal's actions "revolting and predatory".

"We applaud the bravery of the victim for coming forward. We expect the highest standards from TfL licensed taxi and private hire drivers, which is why Afzal is no longer a licensed driver," she said.

We take every report seriously so it can be investigated by the police."

Sergeant Jonny Harris, from the Met’s Roads and Transport Command, added: "Afzal preyed on this female passenger in his minicab and was extremely persistent in his sexual advances and behaviour, leaving the passenger feeling scared and vulnerable.

"The victim showed courage coming forward to police and reporting Afzal, who is now a registered sex offender."

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