NYC livery driver charged with rape of 12-year-old girl

NEW YORK (AP) — A New York City livery cab driver was arrested for allegedly raping a 12-year-old girl in the backseat of his car, police said.

Rafael Martinez, 32, was charged Tuesday with rape, criminal sex act, sexual abuse, endangering the welfare of a child, menacing and assault.

Officials said the girl’s parents ordered a livery cab Tuesday evening to pick up the girl in Brooklyn. The girl told investigators that the driver parked the car, climbed into the back seat and raped her.

He then dropped the girl off at her destination. She was treated at a hospital.

It could not immediately be determined if Martinez had a lawyer.