Anchorage Cab Driver Charged With Assault

Anchorage police say a cab driver has been charged with sexual assault.

Paul Velasco was arrested Tuesday and ordered held on $100,000 bail.

Police say Velasco on May 1 took a call for a woman wanting a ride from East Sixth Avenue to her home on Newell Street. Police say Velasco instead took the 42-year-old woman to a trailer court and assaulted her.

The woman told police Velasco then dropped her off at a gas station on Boniface Parkway. The woman told the clerk at the station that she had been sexually assaulted.

Police say Velasco drove a Checker Cab and the company owners assisted in the investigation.