*Another* Cabbie Charged With Molesting Woman In Taxi — Second Such Case In A Week

A Chicago taxi driver has been charged with sexually abusing a woman who got into his cab in River North this weekend.

Elchiev | Chicago Police Dept

Police said a woman got into Murasbek Elchiev’s cab in the 300 block of West Ontario around 2:35 a.m. Saturday. Elchiev locked the cab’s doors and sexually grabbed the woman, according to a statement issued by police. Cops arrested Elchiev in a parking lot at O’Hare Airport later the same day.

Elchiev, 27, is charged with felony aggravated kidnapping and felony aggravated criminal sexual abuse. He is due in bond court on Tuesday.

CPD arrest records show that Elchiev was arrested in the 5000 block of North Clark last May to face charges of battery and criminal damage to property. Details of that case and its outcome were not immediately available due to a court holiday. He lists a home address in north suburban Niles.

Elchiev is the second Chicago cab driver to be charged with sexually attacking a female passenger in their cab since last week.

On Thursday, Mustafa Dikbas, 36, of North Center was charged with multiple felonies for allegedly molesting a Lakeview woman who fell asleep in the back seat of his taxi.

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