Family of abused Portland girl sues TriMet
Tuesday, April 10, 2012
PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) -- The family of a 14-year-old Portland girl who was sexually abused by a TriMet bus driver is suing the regional transit agency for $1.1 million.
The complaint, filed Tuesday in Multnomah County Circuit Court accuses TriMet management of failing to report the abuse.
The Oregonian reports (http://is.gd/1qYEv7 ) a TriMet spokeswoman says the agency doesn't comment on litigation.
The driver, 54-year-old Christopher Alden Parker, was convicted of sex abuse charges last year and spent 120 days in jail.
The complaint says the transit agency should have known Park was engaging in an inappropriate relationship with the teen who frequently traveled on a bus route that he drove.
Information from: The Oregonian, http://www.oregonlive.com