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Ex-Uber Driver from Massachusetts Charged With Rape Ordered Held Without Bail

The alleged rape occurred last month

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    Darnell Booth.

    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.

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