Halifax taxi driver charged with sexual assault for second time this week

Halifax is again grappling with multiple sex-assault allegations against taxi drivers in the city, with a second cabbie charged in as many days amid the ongoing trial of a third.

Police say 74-year-old Seyed Abolghasem Sadat Lavasani Bozor has been charged with sexual assault in an alleged incident last year.

They say at about 4:25 a.m. on Sept. 17, they responded to a report of a sexual assault that occurred about two hours earlier in Halifax.

Police say the taxi driver drove two female passengers to a residence and sexually assaulted one of the passengers, a woman in her 20s, while she was in the vehicle.

It's at least the fifth case of a Halifax taxi driver charged with sexually assaulting a female passenger since 2015.

The latest charge comes a day after police said a 36-year-old man allegedly sexually assaulted a female passenger in his cab early Sunday.