Medical Transport driver investigated for rape allegations

Posted at 6:34 PM, Dec 06, 2016
and last updated 2016-12-07 00:22:30-05

A non-profit organization that provides assisted living, group home care, education and activities and medical transportation is at the center of a criminal investigation.

A search warrant of the facility obtained by ABC Action News reveals rape allegations against one of the company's transportation drivers.

The warrant allowed police to go inside of Toria's Support Services along East Osborne Avenue in Tampa to collect employee records and transportation logs.

According to the warrant, an adult with mental disabilities, accused one of the drivers of sexually battering her several times inside of some of the transport vans.

"You're saying you did not rape this woman?" ABC Action News asked the driver.

"No, never." He said.

The driver has not been charged with a crime, so we are not identifying him.

"The only two things I ever said to her was 'Good Morning' and 'Have a great day' when I'm letting her off the van. That's all I've ever said to her," he explained.

In the warrant, the client says the driver would take her to secluded areas and force her to perform sexual acts. She claims he told her she would get in trouble if she said anything.

"I didn't do it. I'm hoping justice is going to prevail and see that, you know," the driver reiterated.

The driver says the investigation has become a challenge for him. He's been out of work for two weeks and is struggling financially. The entire time, he says he's been trying to figure out why this client would accuse him of rape.

"I've been doing this type of work with them for like seven years. I look at them as like my children. I love these people truly. So I can't under stand why," he said.

Police wouldn't comment on an active investigation.

The warrant explains that the vans are equipped with GPS tracking devices.