NEW: Florida Uber driver accused of raping 14-year-old girl

  • Chelsea Todaro
  • Palm Beach Post Staff Writer
11:31 a.m. Saturday, May 13, 2017 National/World News
Osceola County Sheriff's Office
David Pena-Melo

An Uber driver in Central Florida faces sexual battery charges after accused of raping a 14-year-old girl on Monday.

Police said David Pena-Melo, 27, picked up the girl when she requested a ride home from Kissimmee, WPLG reports. 

The girl got in the front seat of Pena-Melo’s car when he started to make sexual advances toward her, police said. He then drove past the girl’s requested destination, parked in a wooded area and allegedly raped her, according to WPLG. 

Once the sexual act took place police said Pena-Melo drove her back to her requested address. 

The incident was reported on Wednesday and police arrested Pena-Melo the next day. He remains in the Osceola County Jail on no bond. 

An Uber driver in Jupiter got arrested on Tuesday after accused of raping and threatening to kill a woman he picked up from SunFest on Sunday night. 

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