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Uber driver rapes 14-year-old girl, deputies say

David Pena-Melo, 27, accused of sexual battery

David Jean-Charles Pena-Melo is accused of sexually battering a 14-year-old girl.
David Jean-Charles Pena-Melo is accused of sexually battering a 14-year-old girl. (Photo courtesy of OCSO)

KISSIMMEE, Fla. – Osceola County deputies have arrested an Uber driver accused of raping a 14-year-old girl Monday.

Deputies said the girl was picked up by David Pena-Melo, 27, after she used the Uber application to request a ride from an address in Kissimmee. 

The girl sat in the front seat of his car during the ride when Pena-Melo began making sexual advances toward her and sexually battered her, deputies said. 

Pena-Melo then drove the girl past her requested destination and parked near a wooded area, where deputies said he forced her to perform a sexual act. He then drove her to her requested address.

Deputies said they received the report Wednesday and arrested Pena-Melo for sexual battery Thursday.

Pena-Melo was booked into the Osceola County Jail.


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