Man Pleads No Contest To Sexually Assaulting Metro Bus Passenger
LOS ANGELES (CBSLA.com) — A 21-year-old man accused of sexually assaulting a woman aboard a Metro bus in 2012 pleaded no contest today, the Los Angeles County District Attorney’s Office announced.
Deputy District Attorney Sarah Ballog said Kerry Trotter pleaded no contest to felony sexual battery and a misdemeanor count of indecent exposure.
Los Angeles County Superior Court Judge James Dabney is schedule to sentence Trotter on May 21 in Department E of the Airport Branch.
The prosecutor said Trotter sexually assaulted the 21-year-old female victim after they both boarded a Metro bus at La Cienega and Jefferson Boulevards on Nov. 7, 2012.
Broadcast reports in 2012 indicated the victim — then 18 — was mentally disabled with the mental capacity of a 10-year-old.
The case was investigated by the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department, Special Victims Bureau.