- Associated Press - Wednesday, August 10, 2016

LAUREL, Va. (AP) - A paratransit driver has been accused of sexually assaulting a woman with an intellectual disability.

Metro Transit Police said in a statement that 44-year-old MetroAccess driver Derrick L. Bowen was arrested Tuesday night on sexual-offense and assault charges.

Authorities say Bowen stopped his MetroAccess van in a church parking lot in Laurel and engaged in a sexual act with the woman. Police say nobody else was in the van at the time of the incident.

Investigators say a witness called 911 and the victim was taken to the hospital for an evaluation.

Bowen works for Transdev, one of the companies Metro contracts with to provide the door-to-door service for the elderly and people with disabilities.

It was not immediately clear whether Bowen has an attorney.



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