Police Say They’ve Arrested Taxi Driver Who Allegedly Raped Passenger

NEW YORK (CBSNewYork) — Police say they’ve arrested the cab driver who allegedly raped a passenger who had passed out.

The incident took place back in May. That’s when the unidentified 26-year-old victim told police she hailed a yellow cab outside a nightclub in the Williamsburg section of Brooklyn at around 6 a.m.

She told investigators she had been drinking, and fell asleep for the trip home to Manhattan, but woke up to find herself still in Williamsburg, tied up and being sexually assaulted a few blocks from where she started.

She said the cabbie let her go after stealing $20 and her phone.

The victim was treated for injuries, including what police call “defensive wounds” to her hands and face as she tried to fight off her attacker.

Late Monday police announced an arrest. They say Gurmeet Singh, 40, of Highland Avenue in Queens is charged with rape, robbery, assault, menacing and sex abuse.

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  • Jerry Cobb


  • Barack O

    Under my plan I would make this man my chief of staff and when things get out of hand I could hide in his towel top.

  • scabbie cabbie

    Habib goes by the rule what happens in the cab stays in the cab.What idiot gets drunk and falls asleep in car with strange man.Who knows what really happened that night because she does not.

  • aha

    Bet it smelled like curry.

  • pugphan

    Wow! Ya just have to be dumber than dumb to own a vagina, and go getting faced all by yourself in the middle of the night. Get real yo! Still ditto on all the above.

    • Schniff D. Tookus

      You tell em’ pugphan, make em’ smell your ass. Wanna’ smell mine?

  • RoyAllen

    Convict him,sentence him to a long long state prison term,then deport his low life

    • A "Going Postal" Worker

      Well said.

    • Michael H.

      We don’t know whether this guy is a naturalized citizen, natural born citizen, permanent resident. Etc. Don’t look at every brown person and scream “DEPORT DEPORT!”

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