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.

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