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Cost A Factor In Search For MetroAccess Driver Accused Of Rape

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By David Schultz

It's been almost a month since a MetroAccess driver accused of raping one of his passengers fled the country, but law enforcement authorities haven't even begun to look for him.

Metro Transit Police say Tanvver Fayyaz fled to Pakistan after raping a mentally-disabled woman near an adult day care center in Rockville, Md. Transit Police Deputy Chief Jeff Delinski says, to find him, the Montgomery County State's Attorney needs to issue an international arrest warrant.

But almost a month after Fayyaz fled, nothing has happened. Seth Zucker, a spokesman in the State's Attorney's office, says they're considering the facts of the case before they decide whether to issue an international warrant.

"We are in communication with the Department of Justice to review the procedures and the circumstances relative to the matter," says Zucker.

But that's not all the State's Attorney may be considering. A source within local law enforcement says the State's Attorney is also looking into how much it will cost to find Fayyaz overseas and extradite him.

The source requested anonymity because authorities usually aren't allowed to talk about a case while the suspect is still at large.

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