Ex-Uber driver charged with raping teen due in court

MALDEN, Mass. (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.

(Copyright (c) 2017 The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten, or redistributed.)