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Reports of sexual harassment by Metro commuters could hinder efforts to boost ridership

Reports of sexual harassment by Metro commuters could hinder efforts to boost ridership

As the Metro Red Line train whisked evening commuters toward Union Station, a repeated movement caught college student Amy Swart's eye. A scrawny, tattooed man in the opposite seat was staring at her, unblinking, his hand thrust into his unzipped fly. "He was doing it completely in public, with this really crazy, creepy look in his eyes," said Swart, 32. "There were people sitting in front of us, there were people in back of us … and no one said anything." See the most-read stories this hour>> Swart is among the thousands of Los Angeles County commuters who say they have been sexually harassed on a bus or train in the last six months. Recent...

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