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Taxi driver who ‘raped a sleeping woman at a spa’ is given bail but banned from driving his cab 

A taxi driver accused of raping a sleeping stranger at a spa in Adelaide has been granted bail but is no longer allowed to drive his cab, a court has ruled.

Adelaide Magistrate Simon Smart granted the man, 60, home detention bail, but barred him from the vicinity of Adelaide Aquatic Centre and ordered he stop working as a taxi driver.

The man allegedly raped the woman, 27, at the swimming centre, but is yet to plead to his charges, which include engaging in sexual intercourse with a person without their consent, and indecent assault.

Adelaide Magistrate Simon Smart granted the man, 60, home detention bail, but barred him from the vicinity of the swimming centre and banned his employment as a taxi driver

The taxi driver cannot be named for legal reasons but his lawyers have hinted that he would be disputing the charges, Adelaide Now reports.

The taxi driver drove to the swimming centre where he allegedly committed an ‘opportunistic and brazen’ attack on a woman, who had fallen asleep, the Adelaide Magistrates Court previously heard heard. 

Prosecutors opposed the man’s bail, saying that the alleged attack had been caught on CCTV and was ‘quite clear and of good quality’.

The man allegedly raped the woman, 27, at the swimming centre (pictured), but is yet to plead to his charges, which include engaging in sexual intercourse with a person without their consent, and indecent assault 

The man allegedly raped the woman, 27, at the swimming centre (pictured), but is yet to plead to his charges, which include engaging in sexual intercourse with a person without their consent, and indecent assault 

Prosecutors opposed the man's bail, saying that the alleged attack was caught on CCTV and was 'quite clear and of good quality'

Prosecutors opposed the man’s bail, saying that the alleged attack was caught on CCTV and was ‘quite clear and of good quality’

They also requested that the man not be allowed contact with the alleged victim, but the magistrate  declined the bid on the basis that the attack was random and the two people involved were not known to each other.

‘It’s very strict bail… you will be electronically monitored so if you leave the premises without permission or attend the Adelaide Aquatic Centre you will breach your bail and be back in custody,’ Mr Smart told the taxi driver.

The man’s wife and daughter declined to comment outside court.

The taxi driver drove to the swimming centre where he allegedly committed an 'opportunistic and brazen' attack on a woman, who had fallen asleep, the Adelaide Magistrates Court previously heard heard 

The taxi driver drove to the swimming centre where he allegedly committed an ‘opportunistic and brazen’ attack on a woman, who had fallen asleep, the Adelaide Magistrates Court previously heard heard 

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