Teacher accused of sexual assault while driving car for Uber

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CHARLESTON, S.C. (AP) — A South Carolina middle school teacher has been accused of kidnapping and sexually assaulting a woman while working as a driver for the popular ridesharing service Uber.

Multiple media outlets report that according to an arrest affidavit, 39-year-old Patrick Aiello of Charleston demanded sexual favors Sunday night from a 23-year-old intoxicated female passenger in his car. The woman says Aiello attacked and sexually assaulted her before kicking her out of the vehicle.

Aiello, a teacher at Zucker Middle School in North Charleston, was arrested Monday on charges of kidnapping and first-degree criminal sexual conduct.

Charleston County School District spokesman Daniel Head says Aiello has been placed on paid administrative leave.

Uber spokeswoman Kaitlin Durkosh says Aiello has been removed as a driver. It is unclear if he has an attorney.