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Ex-Uber Driver Charged With Raping Teen Due In Court

MALDEN (AP) — A former Massachusetts Uber driver charged with raping a 16-year-old passenger is headed back to court.

Darnell Booth is scheduled to appear in Malden District Court on Monday for a hearing to determine whether he is a danger to society.

The 36-year-old Boston man was held without bail after pleading not guilty to rape at his arraignment on Thursday.

Prosecutors say Booth was giving the Everett girl a ride to a summer school program on July 5 when he drove her to a parking lot and raped her. They say the girl had contacted Booth through Snapchat because he had given her a ride in June.

Booth's attorney says her client "adamantly asserts" his innocence.

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

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