Livery cab driver rapes 12-year-old passenger in New York, police say

Police: Cab driver rapes 12-year-old passenger in New York

NEW YORK — A livery cab driver is behind bars after police said he raped a 12-year-old passenger in New York.

According to WPIX and WCBS, the incident occurred about 5 p.m. Monday in Brooklyn. New York police said the victim got into a cab that her parents had ordered for her. Later, the driver, 32-year-old Rafael Martinez, stopped the car, moved to the backseat and raped the girl before dropping her off in Bedford-Stuyvesant, authorities said.

On Monday night, the girl's parents reported the incident to police, WPIX reported.

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Police arrested Martinez on charges of rape, sexual abuse, committing a criminal sex act and other crimes, according to WPIX.

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