A Dundee taxi driver who advertised his cab online as a place for sex will learn his fate later this week after being suspended.
The driver used dating site FabGuys.com to post nude pictures of himself with his taxi badge, saying he could “always be found” by the rank near Dundee Railway Station.
The post has since been taken down, but a concerned reader sent images from the website to The Courier last month.
A complaint was received by the council, which also reported it to the police and it has been confirmed he was suspended as a result of the post.
Council papers state there was letter from a licensing standards officer about the “alleged conduct” of the driver during the “currency of his taxi driver licence”.
A private hearing will now take place on Thursday to determine whether he will have his licence permanently stripped from him.
Using the username taximan2, the FabGuys page said he would “prefer quick meets either outdoor or in my taxi”.
It also states encounters can take place in his home and that he is 52 years old.
It is understood the police investigated the matter but could not prove any criminal activity had taken place so no further action was taken.
Given the nature of the supposed meetings and that the post also suggested they could take place in his home, it would be difficult to prove any sexual activity had taken place in public, a police source said.
The reader who sent the images to The Courier said “taxi drivers are put into a position of total trust, this driver in particular has broken trust when he is advertising such sexual activity”.
When approached for comment via the number on the FabGuys post last month, the man who answered the phone denied knowing about the website and described the conversation as “disgusting”.
He then hung up when asked if that means he denies having anything to do with the post.
The same mobile number was engaged or unavailable throughout the day when approached again for comment on the suspension and Thursday’s hearing.