Man arrested after raping woman on Greyhound bus while passengers watched the actBy Mason White 11:19 AM September 9, 2014
|Timothy Leon Smith insert|
By: Anika Rao
(Scroll down for video) Police were called to a bus stop after a woman was allegedly raped on a Greyhound bus.
The woman, who is from Alabama, told police that she was sitting on the bus next to the man, who forced her to have sex with him.
The bus was traveling through Bradley County, Tennessee, when the alleged incident took place.
48-year-old Timothy Leon Smith of Dublin, Georgia, was arrested after the woman told police that she sat next to him in the back seat of the bus when she was raped.
The victim said that after chatting with Smith for about an hour on the bus, he unzipped her pants and then pulled her on top of him. During the assault, Smith allegedly warned her not to say anything to other passengers.
According to police, passengers witnessed the two having sex, but thought that the two were a couple. Smith denied raping the woman and said that any sexual contact between the two was consensual.
Smith was arrested when the bus stopped in Chattanooga.
Smith was booked into the Bradley County Jail on a charge of rape.