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Mass. Uber Driver Accused of Sexually Assaulting Passenger

State police arrested 31-year-old Junior Clarke, of Lawrence, on Saturday on charges of indecent assault and battery and related crimes

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    An Uber driver is facing charges after police say he sexually assaulted a passenger in Massachusetts. (Published Wednesday, July 6, 2016)

    An Uber driver is facing charges after police say he sexually assaulted a passenger in Massachusetts.

    State police arrested 31-year-old Junior Clarke, of Lawrence, on Saturday on charges of indecent assault and battery and related crimes. 

    Troopers responded to a home in Norwood around 5 a.m. Saturday, where the victim told police she'd been sexually assaulted by the driver, who had just dropped her off. 

    The 25-year-old woman told police the driver, later identified as Clarke, repeatedly asked her to kiss him, touched her inappropriately and accosted her during the approximately 50-mile trip from Methuen.

    Clarke posted bail and is scheduled to be arraigned Thursday. It's unclear whether he has a lawyer. 

    A spokeswoman for the San Francisco-based ride hailing company didn't immediately return an email seeking comment.

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