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Metro investigates sexual assault

From the archives: Sexual assaults alleged on MetroAccess

[This post has been updated]

Metro Transit Police are investigating tyson.gifa report from a woman who alleged that the driver of a MetroAccess vehicle sexually assaulted her on Thursday in Montgomery County after picking her up from an adult day-care center, according to a statement from Metro.

Metro said the driver, who is not a Metro employee but works for the subcontractor Regency Cab, has been suspended from operating vehicles for MetroAccess, Metro's service for disabled people.

"Police have issued a warrant for the man's arrest and he will be charged with one count of second degree rape and two counts of second degree sexual offense," said Metro spokeswoman Cathy Asato in a statement. Metro said it received the report of the alleged sexual assault on Monday.

All drivers for MetroAccess are required to undergo criminal background checks by MV Transportation, the contractor that runs the service for Metro, the statement said. In recent months, at least two other MetroAccess drivers have faced sexual assault allegations.

-- Ann Scott Tyson

By Michael Bolden  | July 13, 2010; 5:07 PM ET
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Since 1996 Ride-On Transit (Montgomery County Transit) has allowed one of its drivers, CONVICTED OF CHILD MOLESTATION AGAINST a 12 YEAR OLD GIRL, (daughter of a driver) TO retain his job, driving buses (currently at Gaithersburg RideOn). But RideOn FIRED the victims father, a 2x RideOn employee of the month.

Just because the molestation happened in the off duty hours, should make no difference. If your found GUILTY of any crime against a child, you should be removed from your position.

Its a known fact, that molesters will molest others, if given another chance.

Would you KNOWLINGLY allow your child, to be transported by a driver, or under the supervision of a driver, who is a convicted child molester? RideOn & Montgomery County Government, think its ok, for their citizens & transit passengers to be served in such a manner.

Posted by: Robbnitafl | July 13, 2010 6:19 PM | Report abuse

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