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Former Uber driver convicted of sexually assaulting passenger during trip

He was convicted of assaulting a 21-year-old woman.
A former Uber driver was convicted of sexual assault of a passenger on a trip from Vancouver to Coquitlam.

A 69-year-old man has been convicted of a 2021 sexual assault that occurred while he was driving for Uber.

The assault happened on an August 2021 trip from Vancouver to Coquitlam. During the drive, Mohammed Abu Sayed sexually assaulted his female passenger, who was 21 at the time.

"(He) was given a six-month conditional sentence that includes two months house arrest, followed by 18 months of probation," states the Vancouver Police Department (VPD) in a press release.

During his probation, he's banned from driving for any ride-share services, taxis, limousines, or similar services. He's also been banned from any place minors are prohibited by a liquor license, including bars, liquor stores, and pubs.