LOS ANGELES – City Attorney Mike Feuer announced that his office has secured another conviction against a Los Angeles man for groping five women and three girls while riding on LA Metro Buses across the city. Ager Linder, 26, was previously convicted on nine prior occasions, as recently as January of this year, for similar conduct on the Metro Red Line and other public transportation.
"Passengers on our public transit systems must be safe," said Feuer. "The defendant’s actions are outrageous and deplorable. We will do everything we can to hold him accountable and protect transit riders."
Linder entered a plea of no contest to two counts of child molestation and three counts of sexual battery and one count of battery on a public transportation passenger. Sentencing is scheduled for February 19, 2019 in Department 51 of Los Angeles Superior Court.
The City Attorney’s Office will seek a sentence of 54 months of Formal Probation through the Probation Department, one year in County jail, followed by one year of residential mental health counseling, mandatory sex offender registration, as well as a stay away order from all public transportation.<