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Police Expand Medical Driver Rape Investigation

Posted at 6:19 PM, Mar 10, 2016
and last updated 2016-03-10 19:50:35-05

Detectives with the Murfreesboro Police Department have begun considering the possibility of other victims in the investigation of a state worker accused of rape.

Medical driver, Luseged Wakjira, was accused of raping a client, and detectives worried there could be more victims.

What made the case all the more disturbing for investigators was that the Wakjira brought the victim back to her own home, where they said the alleged assault occurred - in the victim's living room, on a massage table.

"I think it's scary with this particular individual," said Major Clyde Adkison with the Murfreesboro Police Department. "We want to know if there are any other victims, and there very well could be."

Wakjira, 53, worked a job that put him in contact with helpless and trusting clients. He drove for a transport service taking patients to and from doctor visits.

In this case, the 45-year-old victim told police Wakjira told her he was a masseuse and that a massage could help her with her medical issues.

She agreed and then told police he assaulted her at her home.

"This man has taken advantage of somebody who is depending on them to get the medical help they deserve and need," said Adkison.

Wakjira's employer said he did a background check, and there was no evidence of prior criminal history.

Yet, the concern for police going forward has become whether there were others who had contact with Wakjira who had not yet come forward.

The medical transportation company has fired the suspect, but the question remained were there more victims

The suspect in this case had two jobs. One driving for the transport service. The other working for the Tennessee Department of Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities.

State officials told us he was working at his separate transport job when the incident in question happened, and that the woman was not one of the patients who the state serves.