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Taxi Driver Arrested for Sexually Assaulting Dewey Beach Patron

Delaware State Police have arrested a taxi driver from New Castle who sexually assaulted his 22-year-old female passenger.

Taxi Driver Arrested for Sexually Assaulting Dewey Beach Patron

Delaware State Police have arrested a taxi driver from New Castle who sexually assaulted his 22-year-old female passenger.

Troopers say the woman was leaving The Lighthouse bar and restaurant in Dewey Beach and flagged for a taxi ride home.  Police say 30-year-old Khalid Chablaoui picked her up as a cab fare.

During the ride, the woman fell asleep and awoke to Chablaoui sexually assaulting her.  She forced him away and demanded that he stop and take her home.  She was dropped off at her home.

Police say Chablaoui is the owner/operator of I-Taxi and has been charged with fourth-degree rape.

Troopers are still investigating and ask if anyone has information about this incident or had similar incidents involving Chablaoui to contact State Police at 302-856-5850 or Crime Stoppers at 1-800-TIP-3333.

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Dennis Foley

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