Top of page
Misc

Video shows transport driver inappropriately touching disabled woman

woman in wheelchair

A Madison, Wisconsin man faces sexual assault charges after video showed him inappropriately touching a woman with cognitive disabilities, police said.

Officers with the Madison Police Department began investigating the incident on Sept. 25.

An employee with the YWCA Employment Centre, on South Park Street, called police after a woman came forward saying her driver had touched her inappropriately.

According to a criminal complaint, YWCA employees reviewed surveillance video from inside the van, which led them to  call police.The driver of the vehicle has been identified as Dwain L. Sykes, 53, of Madison. He has been charged with second-degree sexual assault of a mentally ill victim following an investigation by the Madison Police Department’s Special Victim’s Unit. He made an initial appearance in Dane County Circuit Court on Thursday.

While driving the vehicle, Sykes can be seen touching the victim between her legs and on her breast on surveillance video taken mid September. He is also spotted rubbing the victim’s back as she left the vehicle, according to the criminal complaint.

You might also like

blind woman with guide dog in the street blind woman with guide dog in the street

Committee on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities opens 27 Session

The Committee on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities opened…

Businesswoman in wheelchair having business meeting with team at office Businesswoman in wheelchair having business meeting with team at office

How can an inclusive workplace culture benefit businesses?

An inclusive workplace is one that champions equality and hires…

Sign language man interpreter Sign language man interpreter

HC tells Kerala state govt to reconsider college for deaf people

The Kerala High Court has said the request for sanctioning…

Man in electric wheelchair moving along the city street Man in electric wheelchair moving along the city street

50% of Kenosha’s people with disabilities are living in financial hardship

The number of people with disabilities in Kenosha County who…