The 39-year-old Arab taxi driver was sentenced in March to have sexually molested female customers in Stockholm. Despite this, he was able to continue driving taxis - and now he is prosecuted for raping another woman during a run.
- I am aware that the handling of this case has been slow and that I regret, says Emma Norlander Transport Agency.
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The rape should have taken place on July 17, 2016 at Welander road in Stockholm. The woman was walking home from the nightclub Café Opera and took a taxi.
- She gets fucked to Fridhemsplan where she was subjected to rape by the taxi driver in the taxi, prosecutors said Frida Rylander for free times.
According to the indictment took advantage of the 39-year-old Arab woman to intoxication were in a particularly vulnerable situation. He initially denied completely that he had sex with the woman, but now claims that it was voluntary.
The taxi driver was sentenced as late as March for having sexually molested two Swedish women in connection with runs in May and June 2015.
Even so, he could then continue to drive taxis months after the judgment, when the rape should have taken place.
Emma Norlander, Acting Head of the Department oversight of commercial traffic Transport Agency, said that the slow processing is the reason why it took such a time before the permission was withdrawn.
"Unfortunately I can not comment on the individual case, but I am aware that the handling of this case has been slow and that I regret. The Transport Agency, we are working to become more of our management, while the process must be fair and our decisions must be taken on secure grounds, "she wrote in an email.
Avoid deportation - again
The prosecutor has not asked that the 39-year-old to be deported home to the Arab world if he is convicted of the rape.
- He has lived in Sweden since 1998 and has permanent residence here and the wife and children. I do not think that the exceptional reasons fulfilled, says Frida Rylander.
Despite the fact that the man lived in Sweden for nearly 20 years, he needs an interpreter in Arabic.