Man Posing As Uber Driver Faces Additional Sex Assault Charge

An Ottawa man falsely representing himself as an Uber driver is facing an additional charge. 37 year old Hissam Hamad of Ottawa is charged with sexual assault in connection a 3rd victim. This is in regards to an incident in April of 2017 in the downtown area.  Investigators were able to link the file to more recent sex assault cases. Hamad appears in court Thursday for a bail hearing.  Investigators are concerned there could be other victims.  So far the identified victims are between their late teens to late 30’s. Ottawa Police remind the public to verify the credentials of their Uber driver before entering the vehicle. Police also stress that Uber drivers do NOT accept cash payment. (OPS news release)

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