Ex-Uber driver sentenced for kidnapping, assaulting woman

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PITTSBURGH (AP) — A former Uber driver convicted of kidnapping and assaulting a woman he picked up while off-duty in Pittsburgh has been sentenced to nearly a year in jail.

Soumana Dao received a 364-day term on Monday and will get credit the roughly four months he has already served. The 32-year-old city man will also serve five years of probation and 15 years as a registered sex offender.

Authorities say Dao picked up the woman after she requested an Uber in October 2017. They say he soon began to touch her inappropriately and drove the victim to his home, but a neighbor there stepped in and got her away from Dao.

Dao maintained his innocence but was found guilty of kidnapping, false imprisonment, indecent assault, and harassment following a nonjury trial.

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