A 65-year-old Gosford taxi driver charged with six counts of alleged sexual assault with an act of indecency dating back to 2015, has been granted bail.
Mr Aldo Martin faced Gosford Local Court on June 13, where he was granted conditional bail on the strict condition that Mr Martin not occupy the driver’s seat or operate any vehicle for purposes of commercial enterprise or gain.
Mr Martin pleaded not guilty to the charges, which included: kissing and inserting his tongue into the mouth of a woman; continually rubbing the leg of a different woman; placing a woman’s hand on his crotch; and touching and kissing a woman.
Documents tendered in court revealed that Mr Martin has been employed by Central Coast Taxis for four years.
“Over the last four years, a number of complaints have been received by Central Coast Taxis from female customers pertaining to the accused’s inappropriate behaviour towards them,” the bail determination read.
“Many of the customers have been advised to contact police, however they have failed to do so.
“The accused was served with a formal letter of complaint by Central Coast Taxis in April 2015 and has been warned on several occasions by Central Coast Taxis’ management pertaining to his inappropriate behaviour towards female customers.
“The offences all occurred in the early hours of the morning, when the victims were moderately to heavily intoxicated by alcohol and vulnerable,” the determination read.
Mr Martin will reappear in court on July 25.
Gosford Local Court documents, Jun 13
Department of Justice NSW
Dilon Luke, Journalist