Metro Transit bus driver tried to solicit sex from pregnant 16-year-old


A Metro Transit bus driver refused to let a pregnant 16-year-old girl off at her stop until she performed a sex act on him.

The Hennepin County Attorney's Office announced Friday that Mahmud Dabshir Aden, 33, of Minneapolis, pleaded guilty to solicitation of a girl under the age of 18 but over the age of 16.

According to the criminal complaint, his teenage victim was traveling to her boyfriend's house and got on the southbound number 7 bus near the 46th Street light rail station at around 10:16 p.m. on Oct. 5, 2015.

She pulled the string indicating she wanted to get off at the next stop, but Aden did not stop, continuing to drive to the end of his route at 34th Ave. and Highway 62.

It was at this point he told the girl he would give her $100 and a cellphone if she performed oral sex on him, saying: "I know you a pro at it, don’t your boyfriend ask you to do it?"

She told him she wouldn't do that, at which point he turned off the bus lights and exposed himself to the victim. She continued to refuse and asked him to take her back to his stop.

Eventually he relented, turning the lights back on and taking her to her stop, where her sister picked her up.

The victim's account was corroborated by a recording from the bus's video system, which Metro Transit Police obtained.

Aden will be sentenced on April 8, where he is expected to get a stayed sentence of a year and a day, 90 days in the workhouse, and five years of probation.

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