Taxi drivers waiting outside the Welcome Centre at the Prince George Wharf.
Nassau, The Bahamas – Police are on the lookout for a taxi driver, that is alleged to have fondled three young teens visiting The Bahamas. The young girls reported the crime to police on Thursday night.
Sources close to Bahamaspress.com disclosed that sometime around Thursday night while taxing in the downtown area the accused taxi driver lured three female passengers into his vehicle, with the promise to take them to their destination. The driver then veered his course and took the young teens to his home in the southern area of New Providence. It was then, according to the source close to the investigation, the male taxi driver offered the young women the eldest being 18 a drink. One of the women then became concerned and order the driver to return them back into the downtown area. It was then according to the source, the driver held the women [in his home] against their will and began to molest the young girls. It is unclear whether the Taxi had used a weapon in the crime, however according to our source the women were left traumatized by the incident.
Police have yet to capture the taxi driver who is said to be hiding out from authorities. The source confirmed that the women told their tearful and horrifying ordeal to police on Thursday evening. The taxi driver is said to frequent the Welcome Centre at the Prince George Wharf however, he has been missing from his station since Thursday.
This incident confirms the raised levels of crime and criminal activity in The Bahamas, where police have reported that sexual crimes have doubled in 2007. It is unknown how many times this incident have been repeated by this taxi driver now on the run, however, police must quickly apprehend this criminal before he strikes again and possibly murder a victim, suspecting he is a law abiding taxi driver.