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Metro-North Employee Charged In New Haven Line Sexual Assault

Police worked with Metropolitan Transportation Authority police to arrest a Metro-North employee for sexual assault.
Police worked with Metropolitan Transportation Authority police to arrest a Metro-North employee for sexual assault. Photo Credit: Alissa Smith

WESTCHESTER COUNTY, N.Y. - A Metro-North employee is being charged for the Tuesday morning alleged sexual assault that stopped a New Haven bound train at the Fairfield station for more than 45 minutes.

Police in Fairfield, Conn., and Metropolitan Transportation Authority police worked together Tuesday morning to find Manny Ramos, 34, of Brooklyn after a passenger stated she'd been sexually assaulted by him, a Metro-North spokesman said.

Ramos was hired as a coach cleaner in Oct. 2011 and was in the process of being trained to become a train engineer. He was suspended without pay. The exact charges from Metro-North police are still pending, the spokesman said, and further disciplinary actions will be taken.

The female victim reported the assault to the train crew, who stopped the train at the Fairfield station. Fairfield and Metro-North police were called to assist in the search for Ramos. Officers from Fairfield were able to detain and hold Ramos before turning him over to the Metro-North police.

She was able to identify Ramos as the man who assaulted her. A spokesman from Metro-North was unable to confirm, but reports say that Ramos had stood in front of her and masturbated while she was waking up.