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Cab driver set to plead guilty to assault

BY DI STAFF | MARCH 31, 2011 7:20 AM

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An Iowa City cab driver accused of sexually assaulting a female passenger said he would plead guilty, said Dana Christiansen, an assistant Johnson County prosecutor.

Jamal Younis, 36, was charged with assault with intent to commit sexual abuse. His pretrial conference was Wednesday.

On Jan. 21, officers responded to a report of an American Cab driver assaulting a female passenger.
According to police reports, once the two were alone in the cab, Younis put his hand on the victim’s knee and continued to rub her leg. He also reportedly told the woman, “I can make girls scream,” and admitted to police he often flirts with female passengers.

No date has been set for the plea yet, Christiansen said.

— by Michelle McConnaughey


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