MetroAccess Driver Accused of Sex Assault

Friday, Sep 10, 2010  |  Updated 7:08 AM EDT
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Metro Access Driver Accused of Sexual Assault

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Metro Access Driver Accused of Sexual Assault

For the fourth time in a year, a Metro Access driver has been accused of sexual misconduct.
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A MetroAccess driver was arrested Sunday on charges that he sexually assaulted a customer.

Samuel E. Kingston, 59, of Gaithersburg, Md., was charged with third- and fourth-degree sex offense and second-degree assault.

Kingston is employed by Challenger Transportation, a subcontractor of MV Transportation, the contractor that provides MetroAccess service. Metro said contractors provide their own background checks on drivers, not Metro.

The victim alleged that Kingston sexually assaulted her Aug. 27 in Montgomery County.

MetroAccess offers transportation services to people with special needs who cannot use bus or rail.

Several other alleged incidents have been reported this year. 

In July, a Regency Cab driver was accused of sexually assaulting a female passenger using MetroAccess services.

In April, a contract driver for MetroAccess was arrested and charged with sexually assaulting a female customer in January -- about two months after another driver was fired for a similar incident.

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