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Taxi-driver who kissed passenger without her consent given suspended sentence (Sunday World)

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A taxi-driver who kissed a passenger without her consent as she was collecting her bag from the car has been given a suspended sentence for sexual assault.  Father of four, Kusika Kudia (55) later admitted to gardaí in interview that he had kissed the woman without her permission but suggested she was “looking for a kiss”.  This was rejected by the woman, who said she went into “survival mode” after Kudia wrapped his arms around her and kissed her without her consent.  Kudia of Whitechurch Lawn, Ballyboden, Dublin 16, pleaded guilty at Dublin Circuit Criminal Court to sexually assaulting the woman outside her Dublin home on February 13, 2020. He is still working as a taxi driver.

Judge Karen O'Connor said Kudia's behaviour was “totally and utterly unacceptable and it amounted to sexual assault”.  “A person who is the holder of a public vehicle licence has a duty to be trustworthy and ensure members of the public can travel safely and be returned home safely,” she said.  She took into account a number of mitigating factors, including Kudia's lack of previous convictions and his early guilty plea.  She handed down a sentence of nine months and suspended it on a number of conditions including that Kudia remain under the supervision of the Probation Service for 12 months.

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Keith Spencer BL, defending, submitted to the court that his client’s livelihood is now in jeopardy.  He said Kudia came to Ireland in 1997 from the Congo. He obtained Irish citizenship in 2005 and began working as a truck driver until he got a taxi license in 2019.  He asked the court to accept that his client has no criminal history and he has never been accused of any similar behaviour since.  “It was a massive error of judgement. He accepts that he had no right to make the advance he did,” Mr Spencer said.  Gda Paul agreed with Mr Spencer that his client continues to drive his taxi and has never been accused of any such behaviour since.

Newspaper says he got his taxi licence in 2019.  I wonder if there anything like a probationary period or something like the N-plate for new drivers?  Could he lose his licence because he fukked up so soon after getting his taxi licence?

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He didn't use his tongue though
That was probably his saving grace.

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Congolese ya see?

Did she go Balubas? 8)

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I wonder if any multiple choice questions appear on taxi test for this kind of situation

Q:If an attractive girl half your age gets into your taxi and asks to be taken to a specific address...should you

A: Tell her she's gorgeous and stoke your semi.

B:Comply with the request and proceed with the journey.

C:Tell her it's her lucky day,ware the face off her while pulling the shantoos out of her.

D:Slip her your phone number and tell her to contact you when she's feeling less frigid.

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I wonder if any multiple choice questions appear on taxi test for this kind of situation

Q:If an attractive girl half your age gets into your taxi and asks to be taken to a specific address...should you

A: Tell her she's gorgeous and stoke your semi.

B:Comply with the request and proceed with the journey.

C:Tell her it's her lucky day,ware the face off her while pulling the shantoos out of her.

D:Slip her your phone number and tell her to contact you when she's feeling less frigid.

E. Deem it OK if she reminds you of Congo Lisa Rice! 8)

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I wonder if any multiple choice questions appear on taxi test for this kind of situation

Q:If an attractive girl half your age gets into your taxi and asks to be taken to a specific address...should you

A: Tell her she's gorgeous and stoke your semi.

B:Comply with the request and proceed with the journey.

C:Tell her it's her lucky day,ware the face off her while pulling the shantoos out of her.

D:Slip her your phone number and tell her to contact you when she's feeling less frigid.

E. Deem it OK if she reminds you of Congo Lisa Rice! 8)

All but none in that order
Dis an Dat Im not a rat

 


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