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Uber driver impostor who sexually assaulted woman sentenced

September 5, 2018

NEW HAVEN, Conn. (AP) — A Connecticut man who sexually assaulted a woman in his car while posing as a driver for a ride-hailing service has been sentenced to four years in prison.

The New Haven Register reports that prosecutors said Ahmad Bahjat assaulted a woman who had left a New Haven bar in January 2016 and went to a parking lot designated for Uber cars and taxis.

He then fled the country, but was detained attempting to re-enter the country in New York.

Prosecutors say they found evidence in Bahjat’s car including the victim’s belongings linking him to the assault.

Bahjat was sentenced under a plea deal.

The attorney for the 31-year-old Bahjat, an Iraqi refugee, says his client will probably be deported to Iraq after serving his sentence.

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Information from: New Haven Register, http://www.nhregister.com

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