Texas Cab Driver Charged After Teen Forced To Perform Sex Act

AUSTIN (February 4, 2014) An Austin cab driver was held Tuesday in the Williamson County Jail in Georgetown after a teenage passenger said she was forced to perform a sex act when she told the driver she was unable to pay the fare.

Nelson Egwu, 51, of Pflugerville covered a camera in his cab during the incident on Jan. 19, an arrest warrant affidavit said.

He’s charged with sexual performance of a child.

The 17-year-old girl told police she called the cab to take her to a friend's house, but later realized she didn't have enough money for the fare.

The assault occurred in a parking lot, authorities said.

Egwu was ordered held in lieu of $60,000 bond.