Metro Transit bus driver pleads guilty to soliciting 16-year-old girl

Friday, January 29, 2016

A Metro Transit bus driver pleaded guilty to one count of soliciting a 16-year-old girl for sex, Hennepin County Attorney Mike Freeman announced Friday.

Mahmud Dabshir Aden, 33, of, Minneapolis pleaded guilty to solicitation of a girl under the age of 18, but over the age of 16. He will be sentenced on April 8 and is expected to receive a stayed sentence of a year and a day. He will be on probation for five years and will not have to go to prison if he does not violate the terms of probation. He also will serve 90 days in the workhouse.

According to the criminal complaint, on October 5, at 10:16 p.m. the victim, a 16-year-old pregnant female, boarded a southbound #7 bus, near the 46th Street light rail station, which Aden was driving. When the victim pulled the string indicating she wanted to get off at the next stop, Aden didn’t stop. He continued driving to the end of his route at 34th Avenue and Highway 62.

Aden told the victim he would give her $100 and a cell phone if she performed oral sex on him. She said she didn’t want to do that and asked him to stop. Aden then turned off the bus lights and pulled out his penis, exposing it to the victim. She said she didn’t want to perform any sex acts on Aden and asked him to take her back to her stop. After repeatedly telling Aden no, he finally turned the lights back on and took her to her stop. The victim’s sister picked her up there at 10:36 p.m.

Metro Transit Police were able to corroborate the victim’s report from video recorded on the bus route.

Criminal Complaint (PDF)