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Police charge taxi driver with sexual assault

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Police charge taxi driver with sexual assault

Police have charged a taxi driver with sexual assault in relation to an incident that occurred in Halifax over the weekend.

At approximately 3:20 a.m. on September 14, police responded to a report of a sexual assault that had occurred a short time earlier in Halifax. A male taxi driver drove a female to a residence in Halifax and sexually assaulted her while she was in the vehicle.

As a result of the investigation, officers arrested the taxi driver at police headquarters in Halifax without incident on September 18. Lesianu Zewdiewas Hweld, 44, of Halifax, was charged with one count of sexual assault and was released to appear in Halifax Provincial Court at a later date.

In consideration of the victim’s privacy and well-being, we are not releasing any further details.

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