A teenage girl claims she was sexually assaulted while riding a Green Line Metro train earlier this year.
The incident, first reported by the Washington Examiner, happened in April. The girl told the Naylor Road station manager that a man had attacked on an outbound train.
Metro officials did not release details to the public after the alleged assault happened.
Dan Stessel, a spokesman for the transit agency, told the Examiner they didn't consider it to be a public safety threat because the suspect was immediately arrested. He added that the priority was protecting the identity of the victim, who is a minor.
The suspect is described as a 47-year-old man from Annandale, Va. He is currently facing kidnapping and first- and second-degree assault charges. His name is not being released at this time.
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