LANHAM, Md. (CBSDC) — A 50-year-old MetroAccess driver was arrested by D.C.’s Metro Transit Police Wednesday, and charged with first-degree sexual assault.

MetroAccess is a door-to-door paratransit service for people with disabilities that prevent them from using standard bus or rail service.

Police say Ezra Porter, of Upper Marlboro, Maryland, stopped his vehicle and had inappropriate sexual contact with the adult female he was transporting on April 19. Transit Police were contacted that afternoon by a family member and immediately launched an investigation. Porter has not provided MetroAccess service since the alleged incident.

Porter is employed by MV Transportation, a company contracted by MetroAccess. Metro requires MV Transportation to screen all employees who provide MetroAccess service for criminal history prior to employment, according to police. Porter has been employed by the company since November 2009.

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