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Cabbie charged for rape of Stockholm passenger

The Local/js · 16 Dec 2011, 09:10

Published: 16 Dec 2011 09:10 GMT+01:00

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The woman was alone on a September evening when she flagged a taxi at Stureplan and asked the driver to take her to her home in Solna, north of the city, reports the newspaper Metro.

However, the driver allegedly didn't take the woman home, but instead drove her to a secluded wooded area nearby and then sexually assaulted the woman in the back seat.

He then proceeded to driver the woman home, offering her his phone number on the back of the taxi receipt, saying she should feel free to get in touch if she ever wanted to have sex again.

The 39-year old driver, who according to Metro works for one of Stockholm's larger taxi services, has now been prosecuted for rape.

Prosecutors allege the man took advantage of the fact that the 28-year-old was drunk and in a helpless state at the time.

During questioning, the driver admitted to having had sex with the woman, but claimed that the sex was consensual.

He also explained that he gave his phone number to to the woman so that she could get “a better price for a taxi” the next time she needed a cab home.

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The cab driver's trial is set to start next week.

The Local/js (news@thelocal.se)

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10:42 December 16, 2011 by yourkidding
Oh oh! She had been drinking! Here comes another..." It wasn't a rape because she did not know it was happening" verdict.
10:54 December 16, 2011 by charubun pananon
Why didn't the taxi driver take her to her apartment and had sex with her in her bed, it would be nicer than did it at the cab's back seat ?
11:51 December 16, 2011 by Opinionfool
I read the headline "Cabbie charged for rape of Stockholm passenger" as meaning that once he had raped the woman he insisted on the cab fare being paid too.
13:10 December 16, 2011 by spo10
Never ride a taxi drunk and ALONE!
13:17 December 16, 2011 by bolababu
funny enough this exact same thing happened to a cabbie in gothenburg, lady offers sex, guy takes it and then insists she pays for the ride in cash after sex, she calls the police and alleges rape, cabbie got 5 years in prison. when you see a drunk swedish woman, run for your life, take no chances, its not worth it.
16:13 December 16, 2011 by ssl4l
You know. Any time I rape someone, I like to leave my phone number for them. In case they desire to be raped again in the future. Because rape is such enjoyable thing, and I think they should experience it more than once.
08:38 December 17, 2011 by Grokh
some people are so dumb and insane that its hard to know what to believe, i believe there are insane humans capable of raping someone and leaving the phone number in case they want it again.
10:16 December 17, 2011 by Whynot8
Vi in Sveeden know that de real victim is the perpetrator. It is clear that he had an unhappy childhood. I sit here wringing my hands worrying that he might get a week in jail.
16:18 January 3, 2012 by Boringday
I have known very few victims of "rape" mostly just crazy women who give mixed signals and then want to bail out at the last moment.

HOWEVER...when it comes to a taxi driver, almost certainly guilty, taxi drivers are scum of the earth, I am a male and I fear being raped everytime I get into a taxi, which is never because who the hell woould dare ride in a taxi anymore this isnt 1950...

It reminds me of that game show Cash Cab I think... when they get in he says "Boy have I got a surprise for you" its like lol, the doors lock automatically and some creepy guy turns around and says "this is unlike any other cab youve been in before." NEVER RIDE IN A TAXI. STAY HOME.
23:25 January 29, 2012 by janeway
Boringday: I so wish I had a picture of you so I could deny you ever riding in my cab!

"Scum of the earth". Yes, when your child needs to get to the ER in a hurry or you are close to miss an appointment or catch a plane or you've shopped too much to ride the subway, it's nice to have a "scum of the earth" cabbie to drive you to your destination. Right, scumbag?

How about we wait until the verdict before jumping to conclusions!

BTW, scumbag boringday, how many women have you raped, since you know so much about so called fake rape charges?
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