The parents of a teenage girl who was sexually abused by a TriMet bus driver are suing the transit agency for $1.1 million dollars.
TriMet bus driver Chrisopher Parker was convicted for sex crimes against a passenger who was 14-years-old at the time. He was arrested in May of last year.
Now attorney Kelly Clark, says the family has filed a civil suit saying TriMet failed to train its employees property or to supervise the driver.
"These two spent an enormous amount of time together on the bus, after hours on the bus. All kinds of warning signs that should have alerted other TriMet employees and supervisors to what was going on," Clark said.
The family is asking for $100,000 for the teenager's counseling and medical expenses, and $1 million for her emotional and psychological damage.
TriMet spokeswoman, Mary Fetsch, says the agency doesn't comment on on-going lawsuits.