Crime and Court

Mandurah rideshare driver charged with alleged sexual assault

File image: Tex Reeks.

A Mandurah rideshare driver has been charged with the alleged sexual assault of a woman on February 28.

Sex Assault Squad detectives said the woman, in her 20s, was picked up by a rideshare vehicle from a location in Mandurah before the driver allegedly sexually assaulted her during the journey about 1:15am.

The driver has been charged with Sexual Penetration without Consent and one count of Unlawful and Indecent Assault.

The 37-year-old is due to appear in the Fremantle Magistrates Court today.

Police have notified the relevant ride-share companies and the Department of Transport of the arrest.

If you are or have been a victim of sexual abuse, or if you have information about someone being abused, please contact police on 131 444.

Tex Reeks

Texas (Tex) Reeks is a video journalist and national award-winning news photographer. Reeks' dedication and commitment to local news media and telling stories has seen him build an extensive portfolio in Western Australia's news industry from a young age. Writing online stories and covering news events for Perth's mainstream media networks, Reeks, has covered and broken some of WA's biggest breaking news stories including shark attacks, police manhunts, plane crashes, major crime investigations, and major political incidents. Reek's interest and knowledge in criminology and policing results in his focus on crime and court stories.
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