A former Metro Transit Access-a-Bus driver accused of sexually assaulting a passenger did not appear in Dartmouth court on Wednesday for his arraignment, letting his lawyer speak for him.

Harold William Keizer, 66, faces a total of 21 charges following allegations he sexually assaulted a passenger in March. The Cole Harbour woman told police she had been sexually assaulted on several occasions.

Keizer, also from Cole Harbour, faces:

  • Seven counts of sexual assault
  • Seven counts of unlawful confinement
  • Seven counts of sexual exploitation of a person with a disability

Keizer, a longtime Metro Transit driver, is no longer employed with Metro Transit.

He's due back in court on May 21.