Dover driver arrested in rape of 16-year-old rider

Stephen Steele, of Dover, is accused of sexually assaulting a 16-year-old girl last month.

Dover Police arrested the 43-year-old Wednesday.

Police say Steele was a driver for Universal Transportation Service, a car service based out of Smyrna, and was driving the teen from a doctor’s appointment. 

On the way back from the doctor’s, police say, Steele drove the victim to Country Village Apartments in Dover and raped her inside one of the apartments.

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Because the suspect was responsible for the victim during transport, Steele has been charged with Sexual Abuse of a Child by a Person of Trust, in addition to rape.

Steele’s in jail on a $210,000 secured bond.

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