ANCHORAGE, Alaska — An Anchorage cab driver was arrested Tuesday after allegedly sexually assaulting a woman in his cab earlier this month.
APD spokesperson Marlene Lammers says Paul Velasco, 28, is charged with one count of first-degree sexual assault.
Police responded May 1 to a Tesoro gas station on the 300 block of Boniface Parkway after a 42-year-old Alaska Native woman who had just been dropped off reported that she had been sexually assaulted by a Checker Cab driver.
The woman said she had been drinking at a friend’s house on the 5900 block of East 6th Avenue until shortly after midnight, when her friend called her a cab to take her to a residence where she was staying on the 200 block of Newell Street.
Instead of taking the woman home, Velasco allegedly drove the woman to a trailer court in the Boniface area and assaulted her, before dropping her off at the Tesoro station.