Foothill transit contractor accused of molesting woman in company vehicle

AZUSA — Azusa police jailed a Foothill Transit contractor Friday on suspicion of falsely imprisoning and sexually assaulting a woman in a company vehicle, authorities said.
Dwight Penkey, 55, of Harbor city was being held in lieu of $50,000 bail at the Azusa Police Department’s jail, according to sheriff’s booking records.
The alleged crime occurred July 17 as a woman was waiting for a bus at Foothill Boulevard and Alameda Avenue, Azusa police Sgt. Bruce Badoni said in a written statement.
Penkey, an employee of M.V. Transit who was contracted to drive for Foothill Transit, allegedly arrived in a Foothill Transit sedan.
“The victim entered Penkey’s vehicle, and a short time later, Penkey began touching the victim in an inappropriate manner,” Badoni said.
The woman was able to get out of the car at Huntington Drive and Los Lomas Street in Duarte, he added,
After recently identifying Penkey as the driver of the sedan, Badoni said, police arrested him early Friday morning.
Penkey was due for arraignment Monday in West Covina Superior Court, according to sheriff’s records.
“Investigators are concerned that there may be additional victims,” Badoni said.
Anyone with information about this incident or any similar incidents is asked to call Azusa police.

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