Uber driver exposed himself to young female passenger and asked her to perform sex acts on him

Published on 4th January 2020 by Lucas

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Nadeem Afzal is now a registered sex offender and can no longer work as a cab driver.

A Muslim Uber driver who exposed himself to a female passenger and asked her to perform sex acts on him was caught when his victim recorded him on her phone.

Nadeem Afzal, 51, deliberately took a longer route from north to south London with the woman, who is in her early 20s.

The victim used her phone to make an audio recording of Afzal’s demands, which was later used as evidence against him.

The Pakistani national, of Chigwell, Essex, pleaded guilty to exposure and was sentenced to twelve months imprisonment, suspended for two years.

The woman had been out on Halloween and used the Uber App to request a cab home. 

Afzal arrived to collect her for what should have been a 40-minute journey.

Twenty minutes into the journey the pervert exposed himself to her and asked her several times to touch him intimately.

She refused, but continued recording his sexually-explicit requests.

After nearly two hours in the vehicle she was eventually dropped-of at a takeaway near her home in south-west London.

When she got home she immediately called the police and Afzal was quickly identified.

It took a nearly a year for him to be charged with the offence.

Sergeant Jonny Harris of the Metropolitan Police’s Roads and Transport Command said: ‘Afzal preyed on this female passenger in his minicab and was extremely persistent in his sexual advances and behaviour, leaving the passenger feeling scared and vulnerable.

‘The victim showed courage coming forward to police and reporting Afzal, who is now a registered sex offender and can no longer work as a cab driver.’

Mandy McGregor, Head of Transport Policing and Community Safety at Transport for London said: ‘Nobody should ever be subjected to this kind of revolting and predatory behaviour and we are pleased to hear that Afzal has been brought to justice for his actions.

‘We applaud the bravery of the victim for coming forward.

‘We expect the highest standards from TfL licensed taxi and private hire drivers, which is why Afzal is no longer a licensed driver.

‘We take every report seriously so it can be investigated by the police.’

Afzal must also sign the sex offenders register for ten years, Kingston-upon-Thames Crown Court heard, and he was made subject to a ten-year Sexual Harm Prevention Order.

 

Some people on twitter are shocked that it took a whole year to charge Nadeem Afzal.

He should have been jailed! And nearly a year for the case?!! Ridiculous!!

Suspended sentence …our judicial system shown YET AGAIN to be a total farce!

I as a woman would never use uber on my own as I dont think they have been through the rigorous checks and some years ago I got one when they first came out and as we where driving the police pulled us up. The guy was wanted for sexual offences so I decided I may of had a lucky escape