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Milo man accused of sexual assault while driving for Uber in Bangor

Joseph Graston, 28, is accused of sexually assaulting an intoxicated woman after picking her up from a Bangor nightclub in June.

BANGOR, Maine — A man from Milo is accused of sexually assaulting an intoxicated woman while he was working for Uber in early June.

Joseph Graston, 28, has been charged with gross sexual assault and unlawful sexual contact, according to a release from Bangor police Wednesday.

The alleged assault happened after Graston picked the woman up from a Bangor nightclub, where she had been celebrating a life event, police said.

The next morning, she contacted police and said she believed she had been sexually assaulted, Wednesday's release stated.

Detectives from the Bangor Police Criminal Investigation Division began to investigate the incident and, as a result of the investigation, an arrest warrant was issued for Graston.

Graston was taken into custody by detectives Wednesday morning and taken to the Penobscot County Jail, where he is being held without bail pending his first court appearance.

Police said Uber terminated Graston's employment shortly after the allegation.

The investigation into the incident is ongoing, according to police.

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