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Winnipeg taxi driver accused of sexually assaulting passenger

A city taxi driver has been charged with sexually assaulting one of his passengers, and then trying to pay her to drop her complaint.
A city taxi driver has been charged with sexually assaulting one of his passengers, and then trying to pay her to drop her complaint. File / Global News

WINNIPEG — A city taxi driver has been charged with sexually assaulting one of his passengers, and then trying to pay her to drop her complaint.

Police say a 22-year-old  woman was assaulted May 15th after she got into a cab in the Broadway avenue area.

In a statement police say the “driver made inappropriate sexual advances towards her, which she declined.” A short time later police say the woman was sexually assaulted.

She was eventually dropped off at her destination which is when she called 911.

A week later police say the accused went to her home and offered the woman money in exchange for dropping her complaint.  She again called police.

Mohinder Sarkaria, 55,  has been charged with sexual assault and attempt to obstruct justice.

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