Cab Driver Arrested for Asking for Sex Acts as Payment

February 27, 2013

Eric VincentOn February 26, 2013 Mesa Police Detectives arrested Eric Vincent (shown at right), 43, for two counts of Solicitation of Prostitution and one count of Sexual Abuse.

On February 22, the Mesa Police Department received a complaint from a female that a cab driver had offered to waive her fare in exchange for sexual favors. The victim declined the offer. When they arrived to her destination, she paid her fare and exited the cab.

On February 23, the Mesa Police Department received information that a second female had complained to the cab company about a driver offering to waive her fare in exchange for sexual favors. The second victim was picked up in a different East Valley location, but described the same cab driver. The victim declined the offer, paid her fare and was dropped off at her destination.

With the full cooperation of Discount Cab Company, the driver was identified as Eric Vincent. On February 26, Vincent voluntarily came to the Mesa Police Department for an interview. During the interview, Vincent admitted to offering to waive the cab fare in exchange for sexual favors. He was placed under arrest at that time.

Because of the nature of these crimes, there is the possibility of additional victims. If anyone has had a similar contact with a cab driver or knows of a similar encounter, they are encouraged to contact the Mesa Police Department at 480- 644-2211, option 2, or Silent Witness at 480-Witness.



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