Sikh cab driver in US found guilty of raping, kidnapping woman

NEW YORK: A Sikh cab driver in the US has been found guilty by a jury of raping and kidnapping a 29-year-old woman and faces up to 25 years in prison for the 2011 assault.

Gurmeet Singh, 42, will be sentenced on May 12 after the jurors at his trial in Brooklyn Supreme Court on Saturday found him guilty of raping and kidnapping.

The jurors cleared him of the charges of robbery and assault as well as the on the count of predatory sexual assault.

The victim, a non-profit employee, recounted in court her trauma of being held at knife point during the 2011 assault.

She testified at the trial that she hailed Singh’s cab after a late night party in May 2011.

She said she had fallen asleep in the car but woke up to find Singh on top of her, threatening her with a knife.

“Bound, gagged, blindfolded with a knife to her throat,” prosecutor Linda Weinman said in her closing arguments….

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