Florida: Hispanic taxi driver is accused of sexually assaulting a blind woman in his taxi

A Hispanic taxi driver was accused of sexually abusing a blind woman in the back of his vehicle “I looked in the back of the taxi a...

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  • A Hispanic taxi driver was accused of sexually abusing a blind woman in the back of his vehicle
  • “I looked in the back of the taxi and witnessed the sexual assault,” said a friend of the victim
  • The Hispanic faces two counts of sexual assault, kidnapping and one count of abuse of a disabled person

A Hispanic taxi driver from Pinellas County, Florida, was accused of sexually abusing a passenger in the back seat of his vehicle.

Joe Fernández, 50, faces two counts of sexual assault, kidnapping and one count of abuse of an elderly or disabled person, according to a review. WFLA.

According to the arrest reports, the Hispanic man driving a United Cab picked up the blind woman from an unidentified location. Authorities indicated that at some point during the course, the disabled woman passed out in the back seat of the vehicle.

Florida taxi driver charged with sexual assault on blind woman

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Subsequently, Fernández drove to a hotel on Treasure Island, when he arrived at the scene, he assaulted and raped the woman while she was still unconscious, according to reports.

Treasure Island Police Chief John Barkley says a friend of the woman who was supposed to meet her there caught Fernandez in the middle of the assault.

“The friend realized that it had been some time since the person should have been there,” Barkley said.

“I went to the hotel parking lot, looked in the back of the taxi and witnessed the sexual assault,” said the friend of the victim.

Barkley says Fernandez got into the driver’s seat quickly and left the scene, with the woman still in the back seat.

Officers issued a warning for everyone to be on the lookout for the suspect until a Pinellas officer located the Hispanic driving the taxi in South Pasadena and stopped him.

Abby Rivera, a Hispanic woman who had rented him a room in her Town N ‘Country home in Hillsborough County, was incredulous at the aberration her tenant was accused of.

“He quietly goes to work and quietly returns from work,” Rivera said. “I never had a problem with him,” he added.

“I think it’s terrible, tragic,” said Michael Bonsante, a city taxi driver. “Every taxi driver owes an FBI criminal background check. We just don’t hire anyone who doesn’t meet certain criteria, “he said.

The Florida Hispanic taxi driver is being held in the Pinellas County Jail on bail set at $ 255,000.

Florida: Father accused of kidnapping and sexual assault against his own daughter

On the other hand, a Florida father He was charged with the abduction and sexual assault against his own minor daughter, who had been reported missing.

Fox 13 News reported on Sept. 4 that a South Florida father has been accused of sexually assaulting his 12-year-old daughter after she ran away from home to be with him, prompting the Alert to be activated. of Missing Children across the state.

The Florida Department of Law Enforcement issued the alert Thursday afternoon to find young Anastasia, who had last been seen in Miami on August 25, ABC Action News detailed.

Investigators believed the minor was with a man identified as Jimmy Vela, 31, but did not specify their relationship at the time, Fox 13 News said.

According to the Miami-Dade police arrest affidavit, the girl was not allowed near Jimmy Vela due to an investigation by the Department of Children and Families.

But in two separate instances, she told investigators that he helped her flee so she could be with him.

Jimmy Vela, who is her father, began sexually assaulting her in July, the victim confessed to the police, and that abuse continued for two months.

On Thursday, hours after the state alert was issued, the Miami-Dade Police Office of Special Victims and U.S. Marshals located the couple hiding in an apartment, Fox 13 News said.

Now, Jimmy Vela has been charged with multiple felonies, including 9 counts of engaging in a sexual act with a family child and two counts of interference with custody. In addition, WSVN pointed out, he is accused of kidnapping his daughter.

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