A taxi driver from Bærum has been sentenced in Ringerike, Asker, and Bærum District Court to seven months in prison for having raped a girl during a taxi trip last year.
The taxi driver, a man in his 50s, will also lose the right to drive a taxi forever, Norwegian Broadcasting (NRK) writes. In addition, the man must pay the victim NOK 150,000 in compensation.
According to the verdict, the man sexually assaulted a 17-year-old he drove home after a city trip last year.
The man denied criminal guilt when the case was processed in court. The court did not believe the driver’s explanation and pointed out, among other things, that the man had explained himself differently in court compared to what he said to the police.
In the verdict, the court writes that the man’s credibility is not strengthened by the fact that a witness explained that she had previously had a similar incident with the same driver.
Source: © NTB Scanpix / #Norway Today / #NorwayTodayNews
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