Sergio Barcia, a 34 year old Jamaica cabdriver, was arraigned on charges of rape and unlawful imprisonment. He picked up a 16 year old girl in his livery cab, pulled over at Liberty Avenue and 142nd Street, climbed into the backseat and proceeded to rape the teen. The girl fled and called a friend who called 911. Cops later caught Barcia, and the victim identified him in a lineup. The suspect is being held on $75,000 bail and faces up to 25 years in jail if convicted.
(Queens, New York)