Abdel Baisar, 34, picked up his victim in the early hours of June 20 last year in Leicester Square, central London after she was on a night out with friends.
Baisar, who already had a conviction for taxi-touting, was hanging around the area, when he was approached by the victim's friend.
He drove the woman to her address in south east London and then attacked her. The victim woke up to discover she had been raped.
Baisar was traced through a match on the National DNA database and arrested on July 16. He was charged the following day.
Baisar of Tulse Hill, south London pleaded not guilty to the offence but the jury returned a unanimous guilty verdict.
He was sentenced to 10 years imprisonment at Woolwich Crown Court after being found guilty of rape on January 19.
He must also sign the sex offenders register for life.
The Judge made an unbelievable bad statement saying that in the unlikely event he is ever granted a minicab licence again, the court ruled he must declare himself a convicted rapist to any single female fares.
The fact is, this rapist should have received an order banning him for life from ever receiving a Private Hire licence.
Detective Constable Mark Azariah of the Metropolitan Police's Sexual Offences, Exploitation and Child Abuse Command, said: 'I would like to praise the bravery of the victim in coming forward to the police in this distressing case and supporting the investigation.
'I would urge anyone to come forward to the police in such cases and work with us to convict these predatory males who target women when they are at their most vulnerable.
'I hope that the sentence handed down by the Judge goes some way in helping the victim recover from this ordeal.'
Editorial Comment... By Jim Thomas:
This animal was caught using DNA taken when he was arrested for Touting. Surely a simple solution to the amount of minicab related sexual assaults (rapes) would be to take DNA samples from every private hire and Taxi driver, when they apply for a licence or with outstanding drivers, licence renewals. Within three years every drivers DNA would be on the nation Data base.
This wouldn't stop rapes altogether, but would make detection and conviction much easier.
Zero Tolerance, my arse!
In the summer of 2014, I approached two police officers to complain about a line of touts parked with two wheels on the pavement (covered by national blanket ban) outside The Trocadero in Coventry Street. I asked the officers to move the cars on and was totally shocked by reply.
One of the officers informed me he was using professional discretion to allow the vehicles to sit there, as there have been reports of women being sexually assaulted in the area and the closer the cars get to the exit the safer for young ladies leaving the Trocadero.
Is this the mets idea of zero tolerance?
This unfortunate young lady was raped as a direct result of Met Police and TfL Cab Enforcement inaction.
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