‘Loudoun’ cab passenger charged with sexual assault in D.C.
Reports have associated the taxi with Loudoun Executive Cab, a company apparently without a Loudoun business license.
According to a media release from the Metropolitan Police Department, Mohammed Suleiman Roble, 35, of Alexandria, was traveling with an acquaintance cab driver April 13.
Transporting a passenger to the 2600 block of Georgia Avenue, Roble allegedly exited the taxi along with the passenger, and then had a brief conversation with her before pulling her into a nearby alley and sexually assaulting her.
According to the Metropolitan Police Department, the victim’s screams were responded to by police officers who interrupted the attack and placed Roble under arrest.
Roble was charged with first-degree sex assault April 13 in DC. A stay away order was filed the same day. His preliminary hearing is scheduled for April 18.
According to a Washington Post report on the incident, the attack highlights an ongoing issue in the District. While the D.C. Taxicab Commission polices unlicensed taxis, it does not monitor for them during the hours of midnight and 8 a.m., a time when safety is most at issue.
Loudoun Executive Cab is not listed on the D.C. Taxicab Commission as a registered cab company and is therefore barred from providing taxi service in the District.
According to the Loudoun County Administrator’s Office, Loudoun does not currently regulate taxicabs. However, the Commissioner of the Revenue’s office does not have a company with the name Loudoun Executive Cab licensed in Loudoun.
Research into the company did not provide either an Internet or Facebook company profile.
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