Perth Taxi Driver Charged with Sexual Assault

A few months ago I wrote about an alleged sexual aggression toward a female passenger by a taxi driver in Brisbane, Australia, which prompted authorities in the area to warn females not to take taxis alone late at night (how helpful – not).

Well, now I just read about a taxi driver in Perth, Western Australia, who allegedly sexually assaulted a passenger in February and is now being charged with that crime.

“”It will be alleged the 22-year-old female victim was being driven home in a taxi from Fremantle and the driver took her to an industrial area in Malaga and sexually assaulted her,” police spokesman Samuel Dinnison said.

Mr Dinnison said it was alleged the taxi driver then drove the woman to his house and left her there.

Sex assault squad officers located the taxi driver last night and charged him with two counts of sexual penetration without consent.

He will appear in the Midland Magistrates Court on Tuesday, July 14.”

How horrible for the young woman. I hope he is charged and that his sentence deterrs any other taxi drivers from engaging in assault… Horrible horrible.

2 Responses to Perth Taxi Driver Charged with Sexual Assault

  1. Tony says:

    There’s more to this than you have read.

    It does state “alleged” however you state “that his sentence deters any other taxi drivers from engaging in assault… Horrible horrible.”

    Doesn’t he get a fair trial to have his guilt or innocence proven one way or the other ? Do you always pre-judge before you know the facts?

    “Mr Dinnison said it was alleged the taxi driver then drove the woman to his house and left her there.” – Isn’t there something a little strange about that?

    If you knew the guy you’d have a completely different opinion.

  2. Anon says:

    The Perth taxi driver Tony referred to, pleaded GUILTY to two counts of sexual penetration without consent on the 08/01/2010 he will be sentenced in March.

    What was that about knowing him and having a completely different opinion, Tony?

    He is GUILTY, he said so himself.

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