What began as an inoccent cab ride home ended in assault and defilement.
Cops have arrested a New York City cab driver on charges of raping a female passenger at knifepoint in May. The victim, a 26-year-old woman, had been heading to her Manhattan building from a bar in Williamsburg, Brooklyn. The intoxicated woman began to doze off on the ride home. As she fell asleep, the driver pulled the cab over, bound the victim's hands and began raping her, police said.
The assailant then stole the victim's cell phone and $20 of cash. He pushed the victim out of the cab and drove off. The victim was treated for cuts on her hands and on her face.
Gurmeet Singh, 40, who lives in Jamaica, Queens, has been arrested on charges of rape, robbery, assault, menacing, and sex abuse. Singh, who has no prior arrests, is also considered a suspect in another rape case, according to the New York Post, but has not been charged in that case.
Singh was arrested after a woman in Harlem was raped by a cab driver in September. Police were able to identify the cab by the plate or the medallion. They used DNA evidence collected from the May incident to identify Singh.