PUBLIC AFFAIRS OFFICE
September 23, 2005
Subject: Cab Driver Arrested For Sexual Assault
San Francisco Police arrested a cab driver yesterday, September 22, for sexually assaulting his female fares earlier this month. Taken into custody was Huseyin Akbana, 35, of San Francisco. He was arrested as he was dropping off a fare on the 3100 block of 17th Street.
Akbana is the suspect in two sexual assaults on female fares, one that occurred on September 10 and the second on September 19. Members of the Sexual Assault Detail, the Sexual Offender Unit, the Taxi Detail and the Special Investigations Divisions worked together in the investigation that led to the identification of Akbana as the suspect. Akbana has been booked on charges of rape, oral copulation and false imprisonment. The SFPD Taxi Detail has suspended Akbana’s taxi driving permit.
The San Francisco Police Department is asking that any additional victims of an assault of this nature, or anyone who has information concerning these assaults, contact the Sexual Assault Detail, 553-1361 or the Confidential Tip Line, 575-4444.
For more information, please contact:
Lieutenant Molly Pengel
Sexual Assault Detail
850 Bryant Street, Room 549, San Francisco, CA. 94103
Tel (415) 553-1651 / Fax (415) 553-9229