Police: Victim's supervisor failed to report rape of employee on Microsoft campus



REDMOND, Wash. - A supervisor of a custodian who was raped while working for a third-party contractor at Microsoft failed to report the crime to authorities, court documents show.

Vineet Srivastava is out on bond, charged with raping a custodian at Building 27 on Microsoft’s Redmond campus last month.

  Microsoft fired Srivastava immediately after his July 26 arrest.

  On Tuesday, KIRO 7 confirmed the victim worked for third- party contractor ABM. 

 Court documents show the victim told her supervisor at ABM about the rape but “he failed to report it to authorities.”  Two days later, she told another supervisor, who then called police.

On Tuesday KIRO 7 went to ABM’s office for answers.

When asked if ABM’s supervisors are supposed to report crimes to police, HR Director Charlie Jones said, “Any time our supervisors get a report like that they report it up immediately.”

When KIRO 7 pressed the fact that police say that didn’t happen in the case of the Microsoft rape, Jones said, “I'll make sure our team gets to you.”

A corporate ABM spokesman released this statement: "Given that this is a pending legal matter, we cannot discuss the specific circumstances of the case.  We are cooperating with the authorities.  Separately, we can say that we take these issues very seriously and have strong policies in place."

ABM would not say what its policies are or what consequences supervisors face when the policies aren’t followed.

Redmond police said it's too early to know if the supervisor who didn't report the rape could face criminal charges.  They are still conducting interviews.

Srivastava, a married father, remains out on bond following the July 26 arrest.  No one answered the door at his Redmond Ridge home.  Prosecutors say he is a flight risk and a danger to the community.