Denver-area Uber driver sentenced to 2 months in jail for assaulting female passenger

Posted at 6:56 PM, Aug 12, 2019

ARAPAHOE COUNTY, Colo. — A Denver-area Uber driver convicted in May of unlawful sexual contact, a class 1 misdemeanor, was sentenced Monday.

An Arapahoe County judge handed down a 60-day jail sentence and five years of probation to 64-year-old Bashir Alsayed Hassan.

On Nov. 16, 2017, Hassan picked up a 29-year-old woman who called for an Uber ride home, according to a release from the 18th Judicial District.

At one point during the ride, Hassan stopped the car and asked her to move to the back seat so he could pick up other passengers. It was during this time, the woman testified, that Hassan fondled her and put his fingers inside her vagina, the release read.

The victim repeatedly told him no and tried to kick him off, but he did not relent. Hassan took the victim to her home where she called police.

Attorneys for Hassan plan to appeal the conviction.