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Gardai investigate claims of bus driver sex assault

GARDAI are investigating an alleged sexual assault on a woman with special needs in west Dublin.

The woman, who is in her 20s, has claimed that she was sexually assaulted by a bus driver at a hospital in west Dublin

The alleged victim is an outpatient at the health facility, which is partly funded by the Health Service Executive (HSE).

Officers from Lucan Garda Station are probing claims that the bus driver sexually assaulted the woman in the last number of weeks.

The man has been interviewed by gardai as part of their inquiries.

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Officers have also interviewed the woman who claims she is the victim of the sexual assault.

She suffers from Asperger's syndrome and regularly attends the hospital for treatment.

The woman has been left traumatised following her alleged ordeal and is being supported by her family.

"This matter is being thoroughly investigated given the serious nature of the woman's claims," a source told The Herald. "She is vulnerable and has spoken to officers about her alleged ordeal," the source added.

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