Cab Driver Sexually Assaults Sacred Heart University Student: Police

Police have arrested a Bridgeport cab driver accused of sexually assaulting an 18-year-old Sacred Heart University student in his taxi Friday night.

According to police, 45-year-old Yves Pierre picked up the victim and her friends to drive them to a party on Wood Terrace, then began inappropriately touching the victim, who was sitting in the passenger seat.

Police said Pierre locked the passenger door after the victim's friends got out at their destination and continued to touch the student.

The victim was able to unlock the door and get out of the taxi, according to police.

Police responded to the Yellow Cab Co. after they were informed of the incident.

Employees called Pierre back to the station, where he was arrested and charged with third-degree sexual assault and unlawful restraint.

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