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.