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Woman Raped On MTA Bus

Paige Brettingen |
November 9, 2012 | 12:14 p.m. PST

Executive Producer

The incident occurred on an MTA bus in Culver City (Creative Commons)
The incident occurred on an MTA bus in Culver City (Creative Commons)

Updated: Nov. 10, 8:29 a.m.

An arrest was made on Friday morning after an 18-year-old mentally disabled woman was raped on a Metropolitan Transportation Authority bus. According to The L.A. Times, the incident– described as a "10 minute attack"– had occurred in Culver City Wednesday evening just after 5 p.m. .

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"During the rape, an unknown witness, the only passenger on the bus, attempted to get the driver's attention," the Sheriff's Department said in a statement. The L.A. Times also reported:

An MTA spokesman said the driver, Ricky George, has worked for the agency for almost seven years and is cooperating fully with Los Angeles County Sheriff's officials. It's still unclear whether he violated department policy. Drivers are expected to dispatch police immediately -- or set off the bus' silent alarm -- when a serious crime is reported.

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