HONOLULU – A man who worked as an Uber driver is charged in the sexual assault of a 16-year-old passenger in Hawaii.
Uber deactivated the driver, who was charged with two counts of first-degree sexual assault and one count of attempted sex assault.
The 24-year-old man is being held on $150,000 bond.
Police say the man dropped the girl's friends off on April 16 and then took her elsewhere, where she says he sexually assaulted her.
KHON-TV reported that the man is scheduled to appear in court Thursday.
It's unclear whether he has an attorney.
Hawaii News Now reported that minors are prohibited from using the ride-hailing service and drivers must pass background checks.
Uber spokeswoman Taylor Patterson said in a statement that the company is investigating what happened.