A father-of-two from Liverpool has been jailed after being found guilty of forcing a man to perform a sex act on him while he drove his cab.
Khaldon Mohammed asked the victim “do you like d**k?” before “suddenly” unzipping his jeans and forcing the passenger into the vile sex act.
Khaldon, 30, had denied the allegations and told Liverpool Crown Court that the passenger instigated the sex act and he agreed to it “out of curiosity”.
Prosecutor Arthur Gibson told the court that the victim called a friend immediately after the ordeal and told her: “I need you.”
Mr Gibson said: “His voice was shaking, he went silent and then became hysterical, screaming down the phone ‘I’ve been raped’.”
His friend called the police who described the victim has “crying hysterically” when they arrived.
During the three-day trial the court heard that the passenger got into Khaldon’s car after a night out and was drunk but “not so drunk that he did not know what he was doing.”
The victim told police that the driver tried to initiate conversation but he could not hear from the back seat so was asked to climb into the front passenger seat.
Mr Gibson said: “The usual banter took a strange and what is clearly now a sinister turn, because the defendant started to ask him about his sexual orientation and came out with the question ‘do you like d**k?’”
He said the journey continued before Mohammed “suddenly” unzipped his jeans, “pulled” the man’s head down and “forced him” to perform a sex act.
The victim then said Khaldon pushed him away as they stopped at traffic lights because people were around but pulled his head down again.
When the journey ended the victim got out of the vehicle and ran into his house before phoning his friend.
Khaldon was later arrested and denied the accusations, claiming the passenger put his hand down his trousers and groped him against his will but insisted no sex acts took place.
He later changed his story and said that a consensual sex act had taken place and he was to “embarrassed” to admit it and feared “losing my wife and kids.”
Khaldon, from Toxteth, Liverpool, said: “I was curious, I said ‘okay’. At the same time I was in shock. It had never happened to me before.”
When questioned whether he forced the man to do anything against his will, he replied: “No, no way.”
The jury found Khaldon guilty of raping the passenger and he was sentenced by Judge Clement Goldstone to six and a half years.