A Muslim taxi driver will fight accusations he assaulted a female passenger and tried to stop her leaving his cab during a late-night journey.
Mian Amer Mehboob, 45, from Pakistan, was charged with indecently assaulting a 25-year-old woman who got into his taxi late on December 16.
Police said the woman left a licensed premises in the city centre about 11.45pm and took Mehboob’s taxi to Leichhardt in Sydney’s inner west.
It’s alleged the taxi driver indecently assaulted her a number of times during the trip and once in Leichhardt, tried to stop her leaving the cab.
Mehboob appeared in the Downing Centre Local Court on Friday, and his lawyer indicated the taxi driver was pleading not guilty to both the assault and the indecent assault charges.
Mehboob, who is on bail, was excused from having to appear in court when the case returns on February 24.
Originally published as
Muslim taxi driver, 45, accused of sexually assaulting a female passenger 'several times' and stopping her from leaving the cab