Cab driver wanted for attempted sexual assualt

Sketch of suspect provided by the New Orleans Police Department.
Tuesday, December 20, 2011 - 5:34pm

NEW ORLEANS, LA (FOX8) - New Orleans Police released a sketch of an American taxi cab driver, wanted for allegedly trying to assault a teenage girl.

It happened around 2:30 Saturday morning, in the 800 block of S. Peters Street.

The suspect is described as Middle Eastern, in his mid 30's with scruffy facial hair.

Investigators say he picked up the 18 year-old in a white, Toyota mini van.

While they were inside of the van, the girl says he attempted to sexually assault her.

Police say she was able to escape on Airline Highway and get help.

If you recognize the man in the sketch, call Crimestoppers at (504) 822-1111.
 

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