Winnipeg police make arrest after taxi assault complaint

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Serenity Morrisseau alleged that she was targeted and assaulted by the driver during her late hour ride.


Winnipeg police say a 44-year-old man has been arrested after a First Nations woman complained she was attacked and confined in his cab.

The incident took place in the early morning hours of Sept. 26.

According to a release from police, the man, who is not named, was arrested Oct. 5 and charged with forcible confinement and assault.

At a news conference hosted by the Assembly of Manitoba Chiefs on Sept. 28, Serenity Morrisseau, 18, alleged she was targeted and assaulted by the driver during her late hour ride.

According to Morrisseau, she and three friends entered the Unicity taxi at The Forks and headed home.

Morrisseau said at a news conference on Sept. 27, that’s when things escalated between the girls and the cab driver.

She alleges the cab driver punched her in the head four times and attempted to abduct her.

“That’s when I grabbed his forehead and his eyes with my fingers,” Morrisseau said.

According to CTV News in Winnipeg, there have been 15 allegations of sexual assault, indecent acts or suspicious circumstances made against taxi drivers between January 2015 and February 2021.

It’s not clear when the man will attend court.