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Woman Accused Of Raping, Robbing Male Taxi Driver (Photos)

| by Lauren Briggs

A 23-year-old Ohio woman has been arrested and indicted after allegedly raping and robbing a male taxi driver while an accomplice held him down.

Brittany Carter, from Fremont, Ohio, was arraigned on April 5 for charges of aggravated robbery and rape, both of which are first-degree felonies, reports The Blade. She is being held in jail pending a $60,000 bail -- $30,000 for each count.

Carter was reportedly in the cab with two men during the incident. One of them, 20-year-old Cory L. Jackson of Lima, Ohio, is accused of being her accomplice and faces charges of aggravated robbery and complicity to commit rape. Both are first-degree felonies.

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Jackson remains at large.

The Blade reports that the other man is not expected to face charges, according to Hancock County Prosecutor Phil Riegle, although The Smoking Gun notes that police intend to charge him once he is identified.

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The incident reportedly happened early in the morning of Jan. 28, according to court documents posted by The Smoking Gun. Prosecutors said that three people hailed and entered a cab in Findlay, Ohio, at around 4:30 that morning. During the ride, Jackson reportedly held a knife to the 29-year-old driver's throat and held him down as Carter performed a sex act on him against his will.

After the alleged rape, Carter and Jackson reportedly took $32 from the taxi driver's pocket and exited the vehicle, making their escape before the driver reported the crime to the police. Police say that the driver did not suffer any serious injuries during the sexual assault and robbery.

But there are still some unanswered questions about the allegations, police said.

"We don't know why she did it," Findlay Lt. Robert Ring told the News-Messenger of the rape. "Maybe it was a distraction because they took money from him."

This is not the first time that Carter and Jackson have been accused of committing felonies. Jackson is wanted on a murder warrant in a different Ohio county, while Carter was charged with two separated drug-related felonies in 2016: heroin possession and allowing her vehicle to be used for heroin trafficking. Both cases are pending.

Carter could face years of prison time if she is convicted. Aggravated robbery convictions carry between three and 10 years in prison and fines of up to $20,000, according to Robbery Laws. If convicted of rape, the suspect could face a lifetime in prison, notes FindLaw.

Sources: Toledo Blade, Smoking Gun (2), News-MessengerFindLaw, RobberyLaws / Photo Credit: Facebook, Hancock County Jail and Lima Police Department via Daily MailOlivia Kennaway/Instagram

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