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Halifax taxi driver charged with sexual assault in September incident

Another taxi driver in Halifax has been charged with sexually assaulting a passenger after an incident this past fall
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Halifax Regional Police headquarters (HalifaxToday.ca file photo)

Another taxi driver in Halifax has been charged with sexually assaulting a passenger after an incident this past fall.

At around 2 a.m. on Sept. 17, two women took a taxi to a Halifax residence.

Halifax Regional Police allege the driver sexually assaulted one of the passengers while she was in the vehicle.

Police were contacted a couple of hours later.

They are not releasing the address of where the alleged assault took place to protect the identity of the victim.

Investigators arrested a taxi driver on Nov. 27 at police headquarters on Gottingen Street.

Seyed Abolghasem Sadat Lavasani Bozor, 74, of Halifax is scheduled to appear in Halifax Provincial Court Tuesday.

There have been several other cases of local cab drivers being accused of sexual assault.

On Monday, HRP said they charged a 36-year-old Halifax taxi driver after a passenger said she was sexually assaulted over the weekend.

And earlier this week, the retrial of Bassam Al-Rawi got underway.

That Halifax taxi driver's charge stems from an incident in May 2015, after an acquittal was overturned last January by the Nova Scotia Court of Appeal.

Halifax Regional Municipality spokesperson Erin DiCarlo told the Canadian Press, when a taxi driver is charged, their licence is suspended automatically.

With files from Canadian Press




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