Halifax taxi driver gets no jail time on sex assault conviction against 19-year-old passenger
A former Halifax taxi driver convicted of sexually assaulting his passenger has been handed a sentence with no jail time.
Saher H. Hamdan was handed a four-month conditional sentence by Judge Michael Sherar in Halifax provincial court Thursday, followed by three years of probation.
The sentencing comes about eight months after Judge Gregory Lenehan’s comments on consent and decision to acquit taxi driver Bassam Al-Rawi of sexually assaulting a passenger who was passed out in his cab drew national attention.
This is the second guilty verdict against a Halifax taxi driver charged with sexual assault in the past few years. The first was Ahror Mamadiev who was given a conditional discharge in September, 2015, and currently does not have a taxi license.