Fake Uber driver, 28, brutally rapes a drunk nurse who passed out in his car after luring her into the vehicle when he saw her vomiting in a gutter
- Manpreet Singh guided a young female nurse to his car after she had vomited
- The drunk woman was approached by Singh who then escorted her to his car
- She had woken up to Singh raping her in his home but was able to call the police
- The incident has left her unemployed with depression, anxiety and nightmares
Published: 04:07 EDT, 11 September 2019 | Updated: 04:07 EDT, 11 September 2019
A fake Indian Uber driver who raped a drunk female nurse who passed out in his car has been jailed for three years.
Manpreet Singh, 28, guided the young victim to his car after he had spotted her vomiting on Church Street in Richmond, Melbourne just after 2am in late 2018.
The woman, who had a blood-alcohol content of about 0.20, woke up to Singh raping her in his home at 5am.
Singh was sentenced to a maximum of five years and six months at the County Court of Victoria.
A fake Indian Uber driver who raped a drunk female nurse who passed out in his car has been jailed for three years
The court heard he was driving the Uber using another person’s registration, the Port Phillip Leader reported.
He will be eligible for parole after three years and four months.
The victim was drinking with friends at the Swan Hotel, before she began walking home just past 2am.
She had also earlier been drinking at the Richmond Club Hotel.
She had stopped on the street to vomit and was unable to remember the next few hours.
CCTV footage shows Singh escorting the victim to the car.
The woman tried to flee from Singh but she was followed by him and ended up back in his car.
She woke up to Singh raping her in his home but was able to flee and ring police.
The woman’s victim impact statement said her six-year relationship had crumbled after the incident.
She has become unemployed after suffering from depression, anxiety and nightmares.
‘I don’t feel safe in the world like I used to. The trauma has affected my memory and ability to focus,’ she said.
‘[It’s] the most traumatic event in my life.’
Singh, who is in Australia on a bridging visa, has spent 275 days in pre-sentence detention.
He is likely to be deported after he finishes his sentence.
The victim was drinking with friends at the Swan Hotel, before she began walking home just past 2am. She had also earlier been drinking at the Richmond Club Hotel