So far, an Orange County cab driver is accused of raping only a Huntington Beach woman, but the district attorney's office (OCDA), fearing there may be other victims, turned to the public this morning for help.
Samy Hakim is scheduled to be arraigned Friday on felony counts of rape and sexual penetration by foreign object of an intoxicated person. If convicted, the 54-year-old Anaheim resident faces up to 10 years in state prison, OCDA says.
Hakim got a fare in the early morning hours of Nov. 18, 2014, when an unidentified 36-year-old woman was picked up at a Surf City bar and driven home. The OCDA alleges Hakim drove the intoxicated woman to her apartment complex, raped her in his cab, dropped her off and drove away.
She contacted the Huntington Beach Police Department later that day, and the resulting seven-month investigation led to Hakim's arrest on July 9.
He is currently out of custody after making his $100,000 bail. But more charges could come his way if there are other alleged victims.
Anyone with additional information or who believes they have been a victim is encouraged to contact OCDA Supervising Investigator Mark Gutierrez at 714.347.8794.
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