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JAILED: Taxi driver sentenced to more than six years after sexual assault on Staffordshire woman

Updated: Oct 1, 2023

Image credit: Staffordshire Police

A taxi driver has been jailed for more than six years after he sexually assaulted a woman in North Staffordshire.

Motosir Ali, 42, was driving a taxi and picked up the unsuspecting victim in Hanley in January.

Ali drove the victim to a secluded location and then sexually assaulted her inside the car. He then drove her home.

A witness was able to get a partial registration of Ali’s vehicle following the incident. He was found by officers within a short period of time and arrested.

He was put before the courts and later pleaded guilty to two counts of sexual assault. He was sentenced to 75-months behind bars at Stoke-on-Trent Crown Court on Monday 18 September.

Detective Sergeant Daniel Martin, who dealt with the case, said: “I want to thank the survivor for her exceptional bravery in supporting this investigation and making sure Ali faces justice. He was in a position of trust and abused that position to commit his offending.

“Thanks to the vigilance of the witness who helped to identify his vehicle, we were able to track him down quickly and arrest him.

“I hope this serves as an example to survivors that we are committed to pursuing offenders and delivering justice. We want survivors to know that they can speak to specially-trained officers in confidence who will do everything possible to put those responsible behind bars.”


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