Salem man accused of assaulting 2 disabled women

CHELSEA, Mass. (AP) — A former driver for a company that provides rides for the developmentally disabled has been charged with sexually assaulting two clients.

Robert Buckley was held on $1,000 bail after pleading not guilty Tuesday to charges including of indecent assault and battery on a developmentally or intellectually disabled person.

Prosecutors say the 64-year-old Salem man sexually assaulted the two passengers on his MassTran Transportation van during rides from East Boston to Malden last month. They say the assaults were captured on a camera in the van which he tried to cover with a cap.

Buckley was fired after a company supervisor saw the recording and contacted police.

Buckley’s lawyer says his client is a retired MBTA employee with no prior record who has cooperated with the investigation. provides commenting to allow for constructive discussion on the stories we cover. In order to comment here, you acknowledge you have read and agreed to our Terms of Service. Commenters who violate these terms, including use of vulgar language, racial slurs or consistent name calling will be banned. Please be respectful of the opinions of others. If you see an inappropriate comment, please flag it for our moderators to review.

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