Taxi driver arrested for two sexual assault cases (Chicago, USA)

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37-year-old taxi driver Mustafa Dikbas

Chicago, U.S.A. — An unnamed woman filed a complaint against taxi driver Mustafa Dikbas after he allegedly sexually abused her inside his cab. Upon further investigation, Oswego Police discovered that the driver has been previously charged with sexual assault more than a decade ago.

According to reports, the first case happened in Oswego in July 2007. A woman took a cab from Chicago to Oswego. During the ride, the 37-year-old driver started sexually assaulting her. She then reported to the police about the incident.

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The woman did not know any vehicle information including the cab company. However, she did provide descriptions about the driver. These descriptions were submitted to the Illinois State Police Crime Laboratory where a DNA profile of the driver was entered into the Combined DNA Index System.

The data encoded in the system matched the DNA sample collected from Dikbas most recent case.

Consequently, the police charged the taxi driver with attempted aggravated criminal sexual assault, kidnapping, and theft.

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Furthermore, Dikbas’ latest incident happened in late February of this year. A 26-year-old woman claimed that he had attacked her inside the taxi near the Lakefront Trail in Chicago.

During the bail hearing, prosecutors stated that the lady hailed the taxi around 3:30 a.m. after leaving a neighborhood bar. However, during the journey, she allegedly fell asleep. When she woke up, the taxi driver was already sitting next to her in the back seat.

Her skirt was raised up to her waist and her underwear were ripped open with Dikbas’ hand on her leg.

Moreover, the victim said she was blocks away from her house. It was already more than 2 hours since she got in the taxi and her money and a credit card were all missing.

After an extensive follow-up investigation, the Kendall County State’s Attorney’s Office authorized charges against Dikbas for the 2007 incident. Police arrested him at 12:20 p.m. June 28 on a warrant at his house in Chicago in connection with that case.

Additionally, the taxi driver’s bond is currently set at $250,000.

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