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Westminster cab driver suspected of raping passenger

January 4, 2011 |  3:01 pm

Orange County prosecutors are asking for the public’s help in identifying potential victims of a Westminster taxi driver suspected of raping a female passenger in Seal Beach.

Orlando Bruce Bosley, 57, allegedly picked up a 45-year-old woman who called White & Yellow Cab for a ride July 6 after having drinks in Sunset Beach, according to a statement from the Orange County district attorney’s office.

Bosley allegedly drove the intoxicated woman to her mother’s Seal Beach home, where she was staying while her mother was out of town, the statement said.

While the woman searched her purse for cab fare, he allegedly punched her in the face, knocking her unconscious before taking her into her mother’s home. He allegedly raped her inside the house as she drifted in and out of consciousness, according to the statement.

There is no evidence that he committed similar crimes against other women, but “based on the circumstances of the crime and the defendant’s bold actions… there is concern that she is not his only [alleged] victim,” said Farrah Emami, a spokeswoman for the district attorney’s office.

Bosley was released on $100,000 bail and was scheduled to be arraigned Jan. 18 in Westminster. He faces a maximum possible sentence of eight years in state prison if convicted.

Women who believe they have been victimized are encouraged to contact Supervising Dist. Atty. Investigator Randy Litwin at (714) 347-8794.

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