In October 2012, The Age reported a Bendigo driver had been charged with rape and indecent assault. The driver put a hat over the taxi’s video camera before the assault occurred.
“The court heard during the bail application on Monday that Byrnes placed a hat over the taxi’s video camera during part of the alleged sexual assault.
Senior Constable Robert Goodman told the court Byrnes, a taxi driver of three weeks, tried to touch the woman several times while driving, before digitally penetrating her.
Police allege Byrnes parked in Kangaroo Flat and put his hat over the car’s camera before taking the woman from the vehicle and raping her.”