Taxi Driver Rapes Woman on Ride Home From Beach Town Bar: Police

Man accused of sexually assaulting his fare

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    Delaware State Police
    Khalid Chablaoui is accused of sexually assaulting one of his fares.

    A young woman woke up to find herself being raped during a cab ride home from a beach town bar.

    According to investigators, Khalid Chablaoui picked up the 22-year-old woman after she flagged his I-Taxi cab down outside the Lighthouse Bar in Dewey Beach around 9 on Aug. 15.

    The woman got into the front passenger seat and then fell asleep, according to police.

    She told police that she woke up to Chablaoui sexually assaulting her. She told investigators that she pushed Chablaoui away and demanded that he take her home.

    Chablaoui, who owns and operates I-Taxi, dropped off the woman at her home around 10:15 p.m., according to police.

    The woman later reported the assault to police and troopers launched an investigation last Sunday.

    Chablaoui, a 30year-old resident of New Castle, turned himself in on Thursday and was charged with fourth-degree rape then sent to Sussex County jail in lieu of $20,000 secured bond.