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Taxi driver arrested in rape of cop


Trinidad Express / A taxi driver who allegedly abducted and raped a police officer on Monday, has been arrested.

Police said several criminal charges are expected to be laid against the taxi driver including attempted murder, as he also shot at the woman.

He was arrested by police on Monday night.

The police officer was abducted on Monday morning, after leaving her home to head to a polling station where she was assigned to provide security.

An attempt was made to kill the officer, who reportedly escaped when the rapist’s gun misfired.

The attack happened in south Trinidad at around 3a.m on the day some citizens went to the polls to vote for their local government representatives.

The woman told investigators that she got into a taxi to head to the polling station. She was the only passenger. The driver went to a service station for fuel then began driving in direction away from the polling station address.

The officer, a Special Reserve Police, was taken to an area and raped at gunpoint.

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