CHICAGO (AP) — A driver for the ride-sharing service Uber has been charged with kidnapping and sexually assaulting a passenger in Chicago.
Cook County prosecutors say 46-year-old Adnan Nafasat of suburban Villa Park overpowered and choked a 21-year-old passenger during a July 31 attack.
Assistant State's Attorney Jennifer Cooper said at a bond hearing Wednesday that Nafasat refused the man's pleas to take him home.
The driver's attorney, Carey Crimmins, said in court that Nafasat owns a business and drives to supplement his income.
The Chicago Sun-Times reports (http://bit.ly/1xZSAyM ) that Nafasat was ordered held in lieu of $150,000 bail.
Uber spokeswoman Jennifer Mullin says the company has removed Nafasat from its platform and is assisting investigators.
It was the second time in two weeks that a driver was charged with assaulting an Uber passenger in Chicago.
Information from: Chicago Sun-Times, http://www.suntimes.com/index