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Uber driver arrested over Melb sex assault

AAP logoAAP 4/12/2016 Julian Drape

Uber says it removed a Melbourne driver's access to the ride-sharing app as soon as it became aware he was being investigated for allegedly sexually assaulting a female passenger.

Victoria Police arrested and interviewed the 40-year-old driver in mid-October after he allegedly assaulted the 26-year-old woman in Melbourne's southeast in mid-July.

The Pakenham man was subsequently released with police on Monday suggesting he would be charged on summons with sexual assault.

"There is no place for the type of behaviour described and our thoughts are with the woman and her family," an Uber spokesman told AAP in a statement on Monday.

"We removed the driver's access to the platform as soon as we became aware of these allegations."

Uber said it had been in contact with Victoria Police "and assisted with the investigation".

It's alleged the driver assaulted the woman after she caught the Uber in Berwick about 1.30am on July 17.

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