An Uber driver is accused of sexually assaulting a woman on a ride from the Tustin Police Department to her home in Santa Ana.
Uber Driver with Sexual Battery Conviction Charged with Sexually Assaulting Passenger
Last Update: 7/13/2020
An Uber driver with a previous conviction for sexual battery was arrested this week for allegedly sexually assaulting a woman during a ride in July of 2018. 45-year-old Amir Attia has been booked on charges of digital penetration and sexual battery.
According to the police, a 25-year-old woman had been booked at the Tustin police station following an arrest on DUI charges. After her release, she ordered an uber and Attia picked her up for a drive to her home in Santa Ana. According to the police, DNA evidence has confirmed that Attia sexually assaulted the woman during this ride.
The police also said that Attia confessed to sexually assaulting the woman after his arrest. He was booked at the Orange County jail and bail was set at $150,000.
Attia has a previous sexual battery conviction from 1993. Uber removed his access to the app after learning of the most recent incident.
Police have encouraged anyone with information on this case and other victims to come forward.