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12-year-old girl raped in back of livery cab, driver arrested, NYPD says

Brooklyn cab driver accused of raping 12-year-old girl
Posted at 9:06 PM, Aug 11, 2020
and last updated 2020-08-12 06:18:53-04

BROOKLYN — A 12-year-old girl was raped in the backseat of a livery cab in Brooklyn Monday, according to police.

Authorities said the girl was put in the livery cab by her parents in Fort Greene at around 5 p.m. Monday to be driven to her grandmother's home in Bedford-Stuyvesant.

During that ride, the driver parked the car, entered the rear of the vehicle with the girl and raped her, police said.

The driver then got back in the driver's seat but the girl never made it to her destination.

Police said he brought her back to where he picked her up and let her out.

At 8:45 p.m. Monday, police responded to NYC Health + Hospitals/Woodhull and met with the girl's parents.

The driver, Rafael Martinez, 32, was arrested Tuesday. He is charged with rape, criminal sex act, sex abuse, endangering the welfare of a child, menacing and assault.