An Ohio woman has been arrested and charged with rape and aggravated robbery after allegedly performing a sex act on a male taxi driver whilst her accomplice robbed him at knifepoint.

Brittany Carter was indicted on one count of aggravated robbery and one count of rape in connection with the alleged incident.

The incident happened in Findlay, a city about 40 miles south of Toledo, in the early hours of 28 January, police said.

According to the Findlay Police Department, Carter, accompanied by two men – one of whom was identified as 23-year-old Cory Jackson – called local taxi firm Trinity Express Cab Service and ordered a car to pick them up from the nearby TownPlace Suites hotel on Tiffin Avenue in Findlay.

As the car drove along, it is alleged that Jackson pulled a knife on the 29-year-old driver and Carter performed a sex act on him.

Jackson, who remains at large, has been charged with aggravated robbery and complicity to commit rape in absentia.

While the sex attack was taking place Carter and Jackson stole $32 (£26) from the victim's pocket, police said in the indictment. The trio then fled.

"We don't know why she did it," Findlay Detective Lt. Robert Ring said according to The News-Messenger. "Maybe it was a distraction because they took money from him."

According to Carter's indictment she is alleged to have "purposefully compelled" the cabbie to engage in sexual conduct "by force or threat of force."

Records state that Carter, a former hospital employee, was indicted twice in 2016 on felony drug charges of heroin possession and allowing a vehicle to be used in the trafficking of heroin, reported The News Messenger.

The woman is currently being held at the Hancock County Jail on a $60,000 bond.

Jackson is also wanted on a murder warrant issued in a neighbouring Ohio county, reported The Smoking Gun.

"He has a warrant for his arrest for robbery with us and a murder warrant out of Lima," Ring said.

The third individual present at the incident has not been named and police said they are not expecting to bring charges against him.