Pickering Taxi Driver Arrested for Indecent Act

Durham, ON, Canada / channel12

A 57-year-old taxi driver was arrested after exposing himself to a female passenger.

On Thursday, May 5, 2016, the victim boarded a Blue Line taxi that picked her up at her residence in the area of Waverly Street South and King Street West in Oshawa to be transported to the Abilities Centre in Whitby. Transportation to and from the centre is arranged through Durham Region Transit who sub-contracts to Blue Line Taxi. While en route to her destination in Whitby, the male driver exposed his genitals while he was driving. The victim, who is a vulnerable person due to medical issues, reported the incident to family members who then called police.

On May 30, 2016, the suspect was arrested after turning himself in at Central West Division in Whitby.

Investigators want to ensure there are no other victims.

Ray ST. GERMAIN, age 57,  in Pickering, is charged with: Committing an Indecent Act. He was later released on an Undertaking with conditions.

Anyone with new information is asked to contact D/Cst. Sullivan of the Central West Division Criminal Investigations Bureau at 1-888-579-1520 ext. 1847.

Anonymous information can be sent to Durham Regional Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-TIPS (8477) or online at www.durhamregionalcrimestoppers.ca and tipsters may be eligible for a $2,000 cash reward.

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