RHONDOR DOWLAT-ROSTANT

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, she contacted a man whom she only knew by name and knows him to be a PH driver from the Diego Martin area, and asked him to pick her up at the Eric Williams Medical Sciences Complex.

The driver reportedly agreed and picked her up but then took the victim to a location in Arima with which she is not familiar, where he allegedly raped her.

The driver then dropped off the victim at a relative’s house in Arouca and left.

The victim was conveyed to the St Joseph Women’s Hospital where she was medically examined.

An official statement is yet to be recorded from the victim.

Investigations are continuing.