Metro investigates sexual assault
From the archives: Sexual assaults alleged on MetroAccess
[This post has been updated]
Metro Transit Police are investigating a 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
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