Taxi cab driver arrested for sexual assault of unconscious victim

On October 17, 2012, Amanpreet Bath, age 38, was arrested for the crime of rape of a victim of an unconscious nature.  The crime had occurred sometime during January 20 – 21, 2012 when the victim was taken from a night club in downtown San Jose without her knowledge after she had become heavily intoxicated.

The victim had been helped from a night club by friends and was passed out in the back seat of a taxi cab while her friends planned to join her and take her home. Bath was the cab driver at the time, and instead of waiting for her friends to recover her and make sure she had gotten home safely, Bath took the victim to his San Jose home where the sexual assault occurred.

Steven Fein, a Supervising Deputy District Attorney with the Santa Clara County DA’s office said, “People can protect their friend by not putting someone that drunk in a taxi without supervision.”

Prior to the assault the cab driver was told to wait for others to join them in the cab.  While they were away, she was taken without her knowledge to the home of the accused assailant Amanpreet Bath. When the victim woke the next morning she realized she was in his bed, and that he had his arms wrapped around her.  By then the victim was no longer drunk, and she was later able to identify Bath through a photo lineup.  “We will use the evidence that is described in the police report and lab reports to prove the case,” Fein said.

In a follow up investigation by the San Jose police department’s Sexual Assault Unit the victim was able to take detectives to the assailant’s home address were the sexual assault had occurred.

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