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Austin Cab Driver Allegedly Forced Teen To Perform Sex Act

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AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — Police say an Austin cab driver has been arrested for forcing a teenage passenger to perform a sex act when she told the driver she was unable to pay the fare.

An arrest warrant indicates 51-year-old Nelson Egwu of Pflugerville (FLOO’-gur-vihl) covered a camera in his cab during the Jan. 19 incident. The Austin American-Statesman reports (http://bit.ly/1fEcNQI ) he’s charged with sexual performance of a child.

The 17-year-old teen told police she had called the cab to take her to a friend’s house but later realized she didn’t have enough money for the fare. Egwu then allegedly drove to a parking lot where the assault occurred.

Egwu remained in the Williamson County jail Tuesday on a $60,000 bond. Online jail records did not indicate an attorney for him.

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Information from: Austin American-Statesman, http://www.statesman.com


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