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Cab driver wanted after passenger sexually assaulted

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Police are looking for a young cab driver wanted in connection with a serious sexual assault early Sunday morning.

Police say the cab driver picked up a woman on Elizabeth Road near the CanadInns Windsor Park at about 5:40 a.m. The woman had been out with friends and left the nightclub. While walking outside, she tripped and the cab driver helped the woman into his car.

He then began kissing her, and drove her to the area of Day Street near Thom Avenue in Transcona, where police say he seriously sexually assaulted the woman. The woman was injured as a result of the ordeal.

After the assault, the woman was driven to a home in the area and called police.

The cab driver is described as East Indian in appearance, in his 20s, about 5’6 to 5’7 tall with a thin build. He had tall hair that was described by the woman as unique or "weird" and was wearing jeans and a t-shirt.

He was driving a silver Toyota Prius.

Anyone with information about this assault should call police at 204-986-6245 or Crime Stoppers at 204-786-TIPS (8477).

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Updated on Monday, July 14, 2014 at 11:24 AM CDT: corrects typo in headline

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