Cab driver found not guilty of sexually assaulting passenger

A cab driver in Halifax has been acquitted on a charge of sexual assault involving a female passenger in May, 2015.

Bassam Al-Rawi was arrested after a Halifax police officer pulled over to investigate suspicious activity in his cab.

Police say the 26-year-old woman appeared to be unconscious when they discovered the alleged assault.

CTV Atlantic reports that Al-Rawi has no criminal record, but court documents show two previous complaints against him by women who were passengers in his taxi, though charges were never laid.

Al-Rawi has a limited taxi licence, where he's able to operate between 6 a.m. and 6 p.m., and must have a camera in his vehicle at all times.

(With files from CTV Atlantic)