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GARLAND, Texas — Garland Police arrested 44-year-old, Samson Assefa Lemma, a DART contract driver, for Aggravated Sexual Assault of a disabled person.

The female victim of this offense is a 23-year-old resident of Garland TX, who has a diagnosed mental disability.

On Monday, June 6, 2022, at approximately 10:30 am, Garland Officers learned that the victim was picked up from her home in Garland by Lemma to be transported to her place of employment, also in Garland. Evidence indicated that during the transport Lemma sexually assaulted the victim.

Detectives learned that Lemma was employed as a contract driver to transport persons with disabilities for DART. Based on the investigation detectives obtained an arrest warrant for Lemma. He was arrested last night, June 14 just before 8:30 pm, from his residence in the 3000 block of Lake Terrace Drive, in Wylie TX.

Lemma is currently in the Garland Detention Center. No bond has been set.

This is an ongoing investigation and as of current, there are no other known victims. Detectives believe it is possible that there may be other victims. If anyone has additional information involving Lemma they are encouraged to contact the Garland Police Department at 972-485-4840.

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