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Halifax cabbie faces sexual assault charge after turning himself in to police

HALIFAX — A 28-year-old man in Halifax has turned himself in to police in connection with one of several reported sexual assaults involving taxi drivers this year.

Investigators arrested Saher Hamdan at Halifax Regional Police headquarters on Thursday.

Police say Hamdan has been charged in relation to a July 15 incident in which a young woman said she was sexually assaulted in a cab while waiting to pay her fare.

They say the taxi driver tried to kiss the young woman, locked her door and touched her in a sexual manner without her consent.

Police say there have been 14 reported sexual assault cases involving taxi drivers that have occurred in Halifax over the past four years.

Hamdan is due to appear in Halifax provincial court on Oct. 5 to face a charge of sexual assault.

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