Perth Uber driver charged with 'stopping car', indecently assaulting woman

In the meantime Spence was behind bars based on $1 million bail.

Instead of taking to her home to Hollywood, the driver allegedly took her to a motel on Lankershim Boulevard and sexually assaulted her, Hayes said.

Alaric Spence is shown in a photo distributed by LAPD on June 26, 2017.

Los Angeles police said the woman passed out in the back of Spence's auto while en route to Hollywood about 3 a.m. Spence is suspected of driving the woman to the motel, renting a room and then carrying her from his vehicle into the room. She immediately called police, who took Spence into custody that evening, said LAPD. "The victim was unconscious when the suspect drove her to a motel in the San Fernando Valley and sexually assaulted her".

Police say they have video of Spence carrying the unresponsive 24 year old from his auto into the motel.

'It doesn't seem feasible that this would be the first time, ' LAPD Captain William Hayes told KTLA. Hayes said Spence rented a room and carried the unconscious woman, who was intoxicated, inside before sexually assaulting her. Police asked anyone who may have been victimized by Spence or who has additional information to contact detectives at (213) 486-6910. He is described as a black male, 5 feet 11 inches tall and 225 pounds, driving a 2015 silver four-door Nissan Sentra with California license plate 7XUX293.

A non-violent felony older than seven years does not necessarily exclude a driver, the official said, adding that Spence has been permanently banned from the Uber app after the allegations came to light. The ride-sharing service issued a statement on the incident: "No person should ever have to experience the violent act that's been reported to police".

Spence had been an Uber driver for six months and has prior drug-related convictions.

Vanessa Coleman

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