HALIFAX: Taxi driver Seyed Mirsaeid-Ghazi charged with sexual assault
A Halifax taxi driver faces a sexual assault charge after police said he sexually touched a 21-year-old woman in his cab last fall.
At about 11:30 p.m. on Oct.23, 2015, a man driving a taxi in the area of Windsor and Allen streets picked up a 21-year-old female passenger he had driven on previous occasions.
According to a police release issued Friday, the man touched the woman in a sexual manner without her consent before dropping her off at her requested destination in Halifax.
Police said the incident was reported on Nov.16, 2015.
On Thursday, 45-year-old Seyed Mirsaeid-Ghazi was arrested without incident.
Police said he was released on conditions to have no female passengers in his vehicle, and no passengers in the front seat, while operating under a taxi licence.
Mirsaeid-Ghazi will appear in Halifax provincial court on June 9 to face the sexual assault charge.
*This article previously stated the date of the incident was October, 2016 when the correct date is October, 2015.