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Sydney taxi driver accused of sex assault

AAP logoAAP 13/11/2016

A taxi driver has been charged with kidnapping a young woman in Sydney's east before indecently assaulting her.

The 21-year-old woman got into the taxi at Bondi Junction around 1am on September 23 and told the driver to take her to Woollahra.

The driver, 43, allegedly ignored this request and continued driving along Victoria Road in Bellevue Hill.

The passenger was allegedly indecently assaulted as she tried to exit the taxi, before she managed to escape. The driver fled the scene.

The Bankstown man was arrested on Saturday and charged with indecent assault and detaining a person for advantage.

He has been conditionally bailed to appeared at Waverley Local Court on December 20.

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