A Somali Muslim Metro Transit driver, 32-year-old Mahmud Dabshir Aden of Minneapolis, who came to the U.S. as a ‘refugee’ from Somalia 8 years ago, was arrested by Metro Transit Police for refusing to let a pregnant teenage girl off the bus, exposing himself, and demanding oral sex, according to the criminal complaint filed.
Star Tribune /TopRightNews (h/t Grant B) Aden was charged with soliciting for prostitution, a felony that carries a sentence of as much as 20 years in prison and a maximum fine of $50,000. He is being held pending his next court appearance Monday afternoon. (That’s all? He exposed himself to her and held her captive, why isn’t he charged with kidnapping and sexual assault?)
The victim described to police an “escalating series of inappropriate behavior” by Aden. The complaint says that Aden refused to let her off at her stop, continuing his route “until his layover at 34th Avenue South and Hwy. 62,” even after she “pulled the string on the bus.”
He turned off the lights on the bus and exposed his penis, after telling her that if she performed oral sex on him he would “give her $100 and a cellphone.” After she rebuffed him again, police said, Aden drove the girl back to her bus stop. The ordeal lasted about half an hour, according to police.
Metro Transit Police pulled surveillance video from Aden’s route, which supported the victim’s report. Aden also admitted he hugged the victim while is genitals were exposed, the complaint states.