A 44-year-old woman from Diego Martin was allegedly raped by a driver she hired to take her to a relative’s house on Monday night.
According to a police report, the victim told the police that at about 11.30 pm on Monday, she contacted the man, whom she only knew as a PH driver from the Diego Martin area, and asked him to pick her up at the Eric Williams Medical Sciences Complex in Mt Hope.
The driver, whom the woman claimed she only knew by his first name, agreed and picked her up but then took the victim to a location in Arima which she was not familiar with.
Once there, the driver allegedly raped the woman.
The driver then dropped off the victim at a relative’s house in Arouca and left.
The victim was taken to the St Joseph Women’s Hospital where she was medically examined. However, she is yet to give a statement to the police. Investigations are continuing. —RDD