Investigation launched into suspected rape of student by taxi driver
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    Investigation launched into suspected rape of student by taxi driver

    The student concerned lodged the complaint on 15 November. Credit: Wikimedia Commons.

    The Brussels public prosecutor confirmed on Monday that an investigation has been launched into the suspected rape of a student by a taxi driver in mid-November.

    The student concerned filed a complaint concerning the incident on 15 November. In the complaint, the student explained that she was raped by a taxi driver who picked her up after she left a club in downtown Brussels, La Capitale explains.

    The young woman, who is around 18-years-old, said she was raped by the taxi driver on the road between the nightclub and her home.

    A judicial investigation into the incident has been opened, writes Le Soir.

    A similar complaint was filed by a different student on 3 November after her initially anonymous Facebook post warning fellow ULB students that she had been kidnapped and raped by a fake Collecto taxi driver went viral.

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    A 44-year-old man, who worked for STIB, was arrested in connection with the complaint filed in relation to the 3 November incident.

    Evie McCullough
    The Brussels Times