Ex-Uber driver charged with rape ordered held without bail


MALDEN, MASS. >> A former Massachusetts Uber driver charged with raping a teenage passenger in a parking lot last month was ordered held without bail following a dangerousness hearing.

The Boston Globe reports 34-year-old Darnell Booth was denied bail Thursday following the hearing in Malden District Court.

Prosecutors say Booth was giving the 16-year-old Everett girl a ride to summer school on July 5 when he parked in a vacant lot and raped her. The alleged assault occurred about a week after Booth initially met the victim through Uber.

San Francisco-based Uber has said Booth wasn't driving for the company at the time.

Booth pleaded not guilty to rape charges last week. His attorney says Booth "adamantly asserts" his innocence.

Information from: The Boston Globe, http://www.bostonglobe.com


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