Halifax taxi driver facing second sexual assault charge

Halifax police have charged a taxi driver with two counts of sexual assault related to two separate incidents. Reynold Gregor/ Global News

A Halifax cab driver is facing a second sexual assault charge after turning himself in to police on Tuesday.

Halifax Regional Police (HRP) said Wednesday that they’ve charged the man in relation to a sexual assault that reportedly took place in a cab on June 4.

A 25-year-old female passenger reported being touched in a sexual manner without her consent before being dropped off.

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Through their investigation, police determined that the driver was the same man who had been charged with assaulting a passenger on July 9.

In that incident, a 20-year-old female passenger told police the taxi driver kissed her and touched her in a sexual manner without her consent.

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Police located the passenger and the man in the 1800 block of Barrington Street, and the driver was taken into custody in the early morning of July 9.

On Tuesday, 44-year-old Milad Houssen turned himself in to police. He is scheduled to appear in court on Sept. 8 in relation to the July 9 incident and Sept. 27 in relation to the June 4 charge.

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