A Sydney Uber driver has been jailed for 9 years for raping a passenger

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A Sydney Uber driver was sentenced to a maximum of nine years in prison for the 2015 rape of a passenger in the eastern suburbs.

Judge Deborah Payne handed down the sentence on Tuesday in the NSW District Court, reports the SMH.

Muhammad Naveed sexually assaulted the female victim while she was alone, couldn’t stay awake from intoxication and didn’t have access to public transport.

“He clearly took advantage in the most terrible way of a vulnerable young lady,” Judge Payne said.

A jury had found Naveed guilty in February, with Tuesday’s sentencing sending him to jail for a minimum of six years and four months’ imprisonment, with a maximum of nine years. He will be up for parole in June 2023.

Read the full story in the Sydney Morning Herald.

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