Newspaper article Manchester Evening News

Predator Posed as Taxi Driver to Rape Woman

Newspaper article Manchester Evening News

Predator Posed as Taxi Driver to Rape Woman

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A 'DANGEROUS predator' who posed as a taxi driver to rape a woman on her way home from a night out has been jailed.

Marius Dolhascanu targeted his 30-year-old victim in Wigan in 2016.

She had been out with a friend on Sunday, May 1, when she left a nightspot on Market Street, Hindley, and looked for a taxi to take her home.

Pretending to be a cabbie, Dolhascanu, 42, offered her a lift in his BMW. But instead of taking her home, he took her to another address before raping her.

After the terrifying ordeal Dolhascanu, of Hey Street, Wigan, dumped his victim on Broadway, in Hindley.

She made her way home where she told her partner what had happened and called the police.

Detectives studied CCTV footage from the area and discovered it wasn't the first time Dolhascanu had posed as a taxi driver and found he had even given one man a lift home in exchange for £10. …

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