Skip to comments.Non-profit wants answers after police say taxi driver sexually abused rider with Down syndrome
Posted on 08/18/2019 9:44:04 PM PDT by Morgana
LOUISVILLE, Ky. (WDRB) Down Syndrome of Louisville provides almost 800 members in Kentucky and Indiana with support, education, and advocacy. Executive Director Julie Torzewski says her non-profit also goes to great lengths to make sure those members are safe during their stays at the organization's Indiana Campus in New Albany and Kentucky Campus on S. Hurstbourne Parkway in Louisville.
Now, however, she's wondering what more can be done.
"It's just unfortunate and deeply saddening that we have to even have the discussion," she said.
Torzewski recently learned one the young people who frequently visits the Kentucky Campus was sexually abused. The female victim, who police say has a "profound" intellectual disability, wasn't abused at the campus on S. Hurstbourne Parkway, but LMPD says the female victim was sexually abused by a cab driver who picked her up at the campus to take her home.
It's just really heartbreaking to have something that breaks that trust, said Torzewski.
Torzewski says TARC3, which is the Transit Authority of River City's service for any individual with a disability who is unable to use a more traditional TARC bus, provides transportation to and from the center and often contracts cab drivers from the Yellow Cab company.
Friday, 35-year-old Ismael Omer, who records say is Yellow Cab driver, was arrested and charged with sexual abuse.
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My Mom made it clear that we were NEVER to make fun of anyone with a disability. Now we have scum sexually abusing handicapped people in a cab specifically-designated to cater to the disabled. Wtf?
We have people who are likely medicated shooting up Walmarts etc. I'm certain the meds make things worse, but there are lots of medicated people...what coarsening has occurred that make them shoot people up?
We've always had differences...at the founding, we had Loyalists vs Patriots. We sort of still have that factionalism. But when did we move from agreeing to disagree and to work this out in the marketplace and let the best idea win, to opening fire?
And Morgana's posts hone in on the all too present truth that our blatant, societal disregard for life from the moment of conception coarsens us all. We are all hurt by abortion even if we never personally experience or commit the act directly ourselves. The fundamental dignity and worth of ALL human life is degraded. Is it any wonder why our current cultural moment is colored by so much death? Or rampant disregard for sex/sexuality?
You forgot the fact we need more ICE agents to drain the swamp.
Was referring to your articles in general not the specifics of this particular story. Agreed!
The proper number of people named “Ismeal” in the United States is zero.
May God have mercy on her.
Come on dude it was late when I posted this
Eh, I wasn’t ribbing you on spelling... I was making a double entendre about the demographic distribution of the name and its historical/Biblical relevance. Ishmael was the bastard son whose posterity would bring perpetual chaos death and destruction, after all.
Fake News. The only livery drivers who abuse passengers work for Uber or Lyft...at least that’s all we’re told of.
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