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Police hunting taxi driver in alleged sex assault

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Toronto police are hunting a taxi driver alleged to have sexually assaulted a woman on the city's east side on the weekend.

The woman was waiting for a bus near Gerrard Street and Broadview Avenue at around 12:45 a.m. Saturday when an orange-and-turquoise taxi drove past her, then circled back.

The driver asked if she needed a ride, the woman replied that she had insufficient money, but he agreed to take her home anyway and when they reached her address he assaulted her, police said.

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The man is described as aged 45 to 50, with a light-brown complexion, receding hair and a thin build.

Anyone with information about the incident is being asked to contact police at 416-808-7474, or anonymously via Crime Stoppers at 416-222-TIPS (8477).

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