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Concerned taxi driver alerts police to sexual assault in Folkestone

The call to Kent Police from a concerned taxi driver in Folkestone has led to a man being jailed for sexual assault.
 
Daniel Arber, 37, of Morehall Avenue, has been jailed for five years after he met up with his victim during a night out on Saturday 29 October 2016 and, during the early hours of Sunday 30 October, took advantage of her whilst walking along Castle Hill Avenue.
 
The taxi driver raised concerns about the woman’s welfare after the pair were seen together there at around 2.30am. Officers located them both nearby and the woman was taken home. Following a number of enquiries Arber was arrested.

Guilty

Arber faced multiple charges of rape and sexual assault but denied the allegations. Despite this, a jury at Canterbury Crown Court found him guilty of sexual assault by penetration following a five-day trial and he was sentenced on Monday 18 February 2019.
 
Investigating officer Sergeant Chris Bull said: ‘Arber and his victim knew each other and instead of ensuring she got home safely he took advantage of her whilst she was vulnerable. He did this for his own gratification and then went on to deny the charges.
 
‘Arber clearly poses a danger to women and thankfully he’s been jailed.’

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