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Ohio woman charged with raping, robbing male taxi driver

APRIL 10–An Ohio woman has been charged with raping and robbing a male taxi driver while an accomplice held the victim at knifepoint, according to investigators. 

Brittany Carter, 23, was named this month in a two-count felony indictment charging her with aggravated robbery and rape in connection with the alleged attack earlier this year in Findlay, a city about 40 miles south of Toledo.

According to cops, “two black males and a white female” called for a cab to pick them up at a TownePlace Suites hotel around 4:25 AM. During the subsequent trip, police allege, passenger Cory Jackson, 20, pulled out a knife and placed it against the 29-year-old driver’s throat.

While the victim was being held at knifepoint, Carter allegedly performed a sex act on the Trinity Express Cab Service driver. Before fleeing the vehicle, Carter and Jackson took $32 from the victim’s pocket, police charge. The driver, cops say, was not injured during the incident.

Carter’s indictment accuses her of “having purposely compelled” the victim to engage in sexual conduct “by force or threat of force.” Jackson has been charged with aiding and abetting Carter’s rape of the taxi driver. He has also been indicted for aggravated robbery. The third passenger will be charged once he is identified, police say.

Pictured above, Carter is being held at the Hancock County jail in lieu of $60,000 bond. Carter was indicted twice last year on felony drug charges, according to court records that show both cases are pending. One indictment accuses Carter of possessing heroin, while the second indictment alleges that she allowed her vehicle to be used in the trafficking of heroin.

Jackson, who remains at large, is also wanted on a murder warrant issued in a neighboring Ohio county. (2 pages)

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