By Elliott Francis
Investigators are searching for a Metro Access driver wanted in connection with the sexual assault of a disabled Metro Access passenger.
The unidentified Metro Access rider told Metro Transit investigators the driver who picked her up at an adult day care center late last week assaulted her during the ride to her home in Montgomery County.
"The suspect, Mr. Tanveer Fayazzz, committed second degree rape and two counts of second degree sexual offense with the victim, who has intellectual disabilities," says Deputy Chief Jeff Delinsky, who is with the Metro Transit Police.
Investigators say Fayazz, who was suspended following the incident, has been a driver with Metro Access since January of this year.
Fayazz is not a Metro employee but works as a driver for Regency Cab. His services are subcontracted by MV Transportation, the company which provides the ride service for Metro riders with disabilities.
Police and a spokesperson for MV Transportation say Fayazz successfully completed a criminal background check as a condition of employment.
This is the third sexual assault incident involving a Metro Access Driver and passenger this year.