Uber driver arrested in sexual assault of woman picked up from police station
KTLA / Santa Ana Police
Uber driver Amir Attia, 45, confessed to sexually assaulting a woman in 2018 and had a previous conviction for sexual battery from 1993, police said.

via KTLA:

TUSTIN, Calif. (KTLA) -- An Uber driver was arrested Jan. 8 on suspicion of sexually assaulting a 25-year-old woman who had just been released from Tustin police custody following an alleged DUI crash two summers ago, authorities said.

The woman requested the Uber ride as she was leaving the Tustin police station, where she was taken after being arrested on suspicion of driving while intoxicated, according to the Santa Ana Police Department.

She was picked up by 45-year-old Amir Attia of Tustin and he started driving her to her home in Santa Ana.

"Somewhere along the way, Attia stopped and sexually assaulted the victim," Santa Ana police said in a news release. "This was confirmed through DNA evidence."

The incident occurred sometime in July 2018 and investigators got a DNA match more than a year later, police said.

After being arrested, Attia confessed to sexually assaulting the woman and was booked into an Orange County jail on suspicion of digital penetration and sexual battery, police said.

Bail was set at $150,000 for Attia, who had a previous conviction for sexual battery from 1993, according to Santa Ana police.

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