Manchester, NH Cab Driver Charged With Sexual Assault On Passenger

By Jim Armstrong, WBZ-TV

MANCHESTER, NH (CBS) – A Manchester, New Hampshire cab driver is behind bars, charged with sexual assault and kidnapping.

Last Friday night, a 21-year-old Concord, New Hampshire woman and two of her girlfriends were at a bar called Club Drynk in Manchester.

As the evening ended, they decided she wasn’t fit to drive.

WBZ-TV’s Jim Armstrong reports

“She had had a little too much to drink and her friends had paid for a cab ride back to Concord from Manchester,” said Sgt. Ryan Grant of the Manchester Police Department.

The cab in question was driven by 29-year-old Ayad Al Dulaimi.

Instead of driving her back to Concord, police say he took the victim back to his apartment in Manchester, where they say he sexually assaulted her twice and then kept her overnight.

Investigators say the victim was “physically helpless to resist.”

Al Dulaimi drove the victim back to Concord the following morning, but she came back to Manchester to report what had happened.

The driver’s company, Manchester Taxi, offered no comment. A manager told WBZ off camera she had no idea what we were talking about, and she refused to confirm his employment.

Al Dulaimi is set to go before a district court judge on Wednesday morning.

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