A woman cab driver was raped by a customer after he was unable to find a prostitute early Wednesday.

The cab driver, 37, told police she had picked up a man at a downtown hotel about 1:30 a.m. He asked her to take her to a location where he could find a prostitute.She drove him to West Second South and then to Street Street but they were unable to see any prostitutes, according to a police report.

She then drove up Emigration Canyon, where the man threw money at her, then raped her.

Following the attack, the assailant told the driver to take him to 50 W. Fifth South, where he left the car. She went home and called police, who arrested a 45-year-old transient at a motel and booked him into jail for investigation of rape and forcible sodomy.