Crime

Cab driver, 72, not competent to stand trial for Johnson County rape

Abdul Sayed
Abdul Sayed

A 72-year-old cab driver charged with raping a passenger in 2015 has been found not competent to stand trial.

A Johnson County judge on Monday ordered Abdul Sayed committed to the Larned State Hospital for further evaluation and treatment.

An attorney for Sayed requested a competency hearing earlier this year.

In order to be considered competent, a defendant must be able to understand the nature of court proceedings and be able to assist in their own defense.

Sayed, of Olathe, allegedly sexually assaulted the victim in Mission on Dec. 13, 2015, after picking her up in Kansas City.

He is charged with rape, aggravated sodomy and aggravated burglary, and has been in jail since May 2016 when charges were filed.

Tony Rizzo: 816-234-4435, @trizzkc

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