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Taxi driver implicated in two rapes after sexually assaulting female passenger in back seat of car

By Mason White 3:38 AM November 3, 2016
Kohei Onishi 

By: Tanya Malhotra
A taxi driver was arrested on a charge of rape after allegedly raping two women and sexually assaulting a third, according to police in Japan.

Osaka police said that they have arrested 31-year-old Kohei Onishi, after being accused of sexually assaulting a female passenger in the back seat of his taxi.

Onishi was charged with two counts of rape and one count of indecent assault.

According to the criminal complaint, Onishi picked up a 20-year-old woman, but instead of taking her to where she wanted to go, he sexually assaulted her in the back seat of the taxi.

The woman escaped and called police who arrested Onishi at the scene. Police collected DNA from Onishi, and they connected him to two previous unsolved rapes.