Unsafe Cabs in Geelong


The Geelong Advertiser reported in August 2012 the case of a 17 year old who was assaulted by a taxi driver. After she had got out of the cab, the driver walked around towards her, grabbed her around the waist and tried to kiss her. The young woman pushed him away and escaped. The man’s lawyer said ‘his client’s actions were simply a clumsy attempt to make an approach to a young woman’. The police called it sexual assault. He was convicted.


Police prosecutor Leading Senior Constable Scott Bell, said Hussain had shown no remorse for his offending.

“The community expects that when people are travelling in taxis, especially 17-year-old children, they are safe from sexual assault,” he said.

“That is the reason people take taxis, but in this case it has resulted in the victim being assaulted by the driver.”

Hussain was convicted of indecent assault, fined $2500 and placed on the sex offenders register for eight years.



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