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Southport Uber driver accused of raping female passenger ordered to undergo testing for diseases

Uber driver accused of raping a drunk female passenger is ordered to undergo testing for diseases as he is released on conditional bail

  • Uber driver accused of raping female passenger told to get tested for diseases
  • The Southport man, 28, is alleged to have raped the woman on July 11 
  • He is to be released from custody and put on conditional bail as case continues
  • Duty lawyer Bettina Webb labelled the allegations against the man as ‘vague’ 

An Uber driver accused of raping a drunk passenger has been ordered to undergo testing for diseases.

The 28-year-old man from Southport, in the Gold Coast, was told on Friday to get the tests as part of his conditional bail.

He is to be released from custody as he continues to face court over the July 11 rape of a NSW woman, The Courier Mail reported.

The 28-year-old man from Southport, in the Gold Coast, was told Friday to get the testing as part of his conditional bail

He is to be released from custody as he continues to face court over the July 11 rape of a NSW woman

He is to be released from custody as he continues to face court over the July 11 rape of a NSW woman

The woman had been visiting the Gold Coast to attend her friend’s vow renewal, and was allegedly raped while she was drunk and unconscious. 

Police prosecutor sergeant Davina Cochrane told Southport Magistrates Court that the man’s employment with Uber had been terminated.

Despite this, the court heard the man had been working as a rideshare operator for Ola at the time of his arrest. 

Duty lawyer Bettina Webb labelled the allegations brought against her client as ‘vague’.

She pointed out he had no criminal history and offered to surrender his travel documents if bail was approved.

Magistrate Mark Howden granted the man bail and adjourned the case to August 13.  

Police prosecutor sergeant Davina Cochrane told Southport Magistrates Court that the man's employment with Uber had been terminated (stock image)

Police prosecutor sergeant Davina Cochrane told Southport Magistrates Court that the man’s employment with Uber had been terminated (stock image)

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