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Halifax taxi driver charged after woman says he tried to kiss her, lock her in cab

Police have charged a second Halifax taxi driver with sexual assault. Reynold Gregor/ Global News

Halifax police have charged a taxi driver with sexual assault after they say he tried to kiss a female passenger and lock her in his cab. This is the second Halifax taxi driver to be charged with sexual assault this month.

Police said the female passenger reported being picked up by a cab in the area of Lacewood Drive between 8:30 p.m. and 9:30 p.m. on July 15.

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The driver stopped on Sherwood Street and the woman asked the fare, at which point he reportedly said there was an issue with the metre that needed to be fixed.

The woman reported the driver then tried to kiss her, locked the cab doors and touched her inappropriately over her clothes.

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Police say she got out of the cab and went to a friend’s house.

Police charged 28-year-old Saher H. Hamdan with sexual assault on Thursday after he turned himself in to police.

He is scheduled to appear in Halifax provincial court on Oct. 5.

 

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