A 28-year-old Baltimore man was convicted of rape, kidnapping and related offenses this week for assaulting a woman at "knife point in his hack taxi cab," the Baltimore State's Attorney's Office announced.

Samuel Renard Queen, of the 3500 block of Elmley Ave., faces a maximum of life plus 73 years in prison at his sentencing, which has not yet been scheduled.

According to the prosecutors' office, the victim hailed an unlicensed taxi, known as a "hack," after work on the evening of Dec. 6, 2010. Queen was the driver. He picked her up on Belair Road and agreed to take her downtown, but instead took her to Clifton Park, where he forced her to engage in sexual acts and raped her.

He was convicted Thursday, after a jury trial.



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