OCDA SEEKS PUBLIC’S HELP IDENTIFYING POTENTIAL ADDITIONAL VICTIMS OF TAXI DRIVER ACCUSED OF RAPING A WOMAN IN HIS CAB

Case # 15WF1489

Date: July 30, 2015

OCDA SEEKS PUBLIC’S HELP IDENTIFYING POTENTIAL ADDITIONAL VICTIMS OF TAXI DRIVER ACCUSED OF RAPING A WOMAN IN HIS CAB

SANTA ANA, Calif.– The Orange County District Attorney’s Office (OCDA) is seeking the public’s help identifying potential additional victims of a taxi cab driver accused of raping a woman in his cab before dropping her off at her home. Samy Hakim, 54, Anaheim, is charged with one felony count of rape of an intoxicated person and one felony count of sexual penetration by foreign object of an intoxicated person. If convicted, Hakim faces a maximum sentence of 10 years in state prison. Hakim is out of custody on $100,000 bail and is scheduled for continued arraignment tomorrow, July 31, 2015, at 10:00 a.m. in Department CJ-1, Central Jail, Santa Ana.

At the time of the crime, Hakim was working as a taxi cab driver in Orange County. In the early morning hours of Nov. 18, 2014, Hakim is accused of picking up 36-year-old Jane Doe from a Huntington Beach bar to drive her home. Hakim is accused of driving to the victim’s apartment complex and raping Jane Doe inside the vehicle while she was under the influence of alcohol. The defendant is then accused of dropping the victim off and driving away.

The victim reported the crime later that day to the Huntington Beach Police Department, who investigated this case, and arrested the defendant on July 9, 2015.

Anyone with additional information or who believes they have been a victim is encouraged to contact OCDA Supervising Investigator Mark Gutierrez at (714) 347-8794.

Deputy District Attorney Lexie Elliott of the Sexual Assault Unit is prosecuting this case.