New York taxi driver ‘raped a 12-year-old girl in the backseat of his car after picking her up from her grandmother’s house, where she went to get a new bike before dropping her off at home’
- Rafael Martinez, 32, is accused of assaulting the girl in Brooklyn on Monday
- He was called to drive her from Fort Greene to Bedford Stuyvesant at 6pm
- Martinez was tracked through Brooklyn-based employer, Evelyn Car Services
- Evelyn Car Services fired Martinez and he has been charged with rape
A livery taxi driver has been arrested for raping a 12-year-old girl in the backseat of his car in Brooklyn on Monday.
Rafael Martinez, 32, has been accused of assaulting the young girl after her mother called his taxi company to take her home from her grandmother’s house, where she went to pick up a new bike.
Martinez arrived at the grandmother’s house in Fort Greene in Brooklyn around 6 p.m. Monday.
On the four-mile journey to her home in the Bedford Stuyvesant area, he pulled into the car, jumped in the back seat, and attacked her.
Rafael Martinez was arrested on Tuesday and charged with the rape of a 12-year-old passenger
The GPS in Martinez’s car registered where he stopped to rape the young girl
The driver then dropped the victim off at her original destination, police said New York Post.
She was taken to Woodhull Hospital in Brooklyn on Monday night and the police were called there around 8:45 PM.
Police were able to track down Martinez through his Brooklyn-based employer, Evelyn Car Services, the newspaper reported.
The vehicle’s GPS recorded where he stopped to allegedly rape her, sources told the New York Daily News.
Martinez was fired from the Prospect Heights-based company.
Martinez was arrested Tuesday and is charged with rape, criminal sex acts, sexual abuse, endangering a child’s well-being, threats and assault.
“We have enough evidence to support her story,” a source told the Daily News.
‘There is both physical and electronic evidence.
‘Do you know what surprised me the most? He knew we were coming, and he waited. He stayed instead of getting on the next plane. ‘
Martinez said nothing to a crowd of reporters, captured on video by ABC7when he was led out of the NYPD office of the Brooklyn Special Victims Unit on Nevins Street in Boerum Hill.
Martinez has been fired from Evelyn Car Services in Prospect Heights