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Warsaw. Taxi rape. Two men were arrested

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The Warsaw-Śródmieście District Prosecutor’s Office is investigating two men suspected of rape allegedly taking place in taxis ordered through the application. The suspects were temporarily arrested.

“Gazeta Stołeczna” informed about the case. Two rapes were to take place in September and November. The press officer of the Warsaw Śródmieście District Headquarters, Robert Szumiata, confirmed that in both cases there are investigations in the prosecutor’s office. – Suspected men were detained and temporarily arrested – Szumiata informed.

– The District Prosecutor’s Office for Warszawa-Śródmieście is conducting two investigations. We have two suspects in both. They are people of Georgian citizenship. They were charged with committing the offenses of rape. One act comes from November, the other from September – confirmed prosecutor Aleksandra Skrzyniarz, spokeswoman for the District Prosecutor’s Office in Warsaw. – We continue to secure the evidence and check the investigative versions – she added.

She also informed that both men gave statements, but they were covered by the investigation secrecy.

“We have not received any applications”

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According to the findings of “Gazeta Stołeczna” that during the return from events, the victims of rape ordered taxis via the application. During the drive, suspicious drivers closed the door from the inside and moved to the rear seats.

It has not been established which application was used by the injured women. In an interview with the daily, the spokeswoman for Uber (one of the most popular applications for ordering taxis), Iwona Kruk, assured that there were no reports of “these incidents by passengers or the police”. – Uber does not hire drivers. It is a platform that connects drivers with passengers, similar to other online platforms that connect service providers with consumers. All partners using the application are independent entrepreneurs, obliged to comply with the law – Kruk emphasized in an interview with “Stołeczna”.

At the end of October, the editorial office of Konkret24 verified the truthfulness of the information appearing in social media about drivers of foreign nationalities working in trucking companies operated by applications, who allegedly kidnapped women and perpetrated rape. The online warnings indicated that this was a group of Indians. Then the police denied this information.

We also informed on the Left’s project to redefine rape:

The Left submits a bill to the Sejm to amend the definition of rape

tvnwarszawa.pl, “Gazeta Stołeczna”

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