Mesa cabbie accused of seeking sex acts for fare

Mesa cabbie accused of seeking sex acts for fare

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Eric Vincent Eric Vincent
MESA, Ariz. -

A taxi cab driver in Mesa is in custody for allegedly telling two women he'd waive their fare in exchange for sexual favors.

Mesa police announced Wednesday that 43-year-old Eric Vincent is being held on suspicion of sexual abuse and solicitation of prostitution.

Police say they received a complaint on Feb. 22 from a woman who claimed her cabbie told her she wouldn't have to pay for her trip if she performed sexual acts for him.

The woman says she declined and paid her fare.

The next day, police learned that a second woman had told Discount Cab Company that one of their drivers had made a similar offer.

That woman also declined the offer and paid her fare.

After questioning, police say that Vincent eventually admitted to asking passengers for sexual favors. Authorities believe more victims are out there.

Anyone with information is asked to call police.

Statement by Discount Cab

"We at Total Transit/Discount Cab pride ourselves on having the most rigorous background checks and drug testing in the industry for all of our independent contractor drivers. Our primary concern is the safety and well-being of our passengers."

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