Uber driver denies sexually assaulting teen in Honolulu

Uber driver denies sexually assaulting teen in Honolulu

HONOLULU (AP) - A man who worked as an Uber driver has pleaded not guilty to sexually assaulting a 16-year-old girl he picked up in Honolulu.

The Honolulu Star-Advertiser reports that 24-year-old Luke Wadahara entered not guilty pleas to charges of sex assault and attempted sex assault Thursday. He appeared in court via video from the Oahu Community Correctional Center and is being held on $150,000 bail.

Police say Wadahara picked up the victim and her friends from the Ala Moana Center on April 17. After the girl's friends had been dropped off, police say Wadahara took the teen to Makiki and sexually assaulted her.

The victim and her mother had found the suspect's Uber driver profile and Facebook page and handed the information over to police.

Uber has deactivated the driver.

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