A bus driver has been charged with sexually assaulting special needs children that rode his bus route over the past 10 years.
Daily Mail reports that Bill Harvey, 58, worked for the Salinas Union High School district in California and faces five charges relating to alleged rapes of special needs children. His abuses took place over a decade.
He was arrested on March 9 according to Salinas police after authorities received a call on February 22 about a man harassing a female. An investigation led to Harvey’s arrest and unearthed an ugly history of inappropriate relationships with at least two of the students on his bus route. The victims were both physically and developmentally disabled.
He brought gifts to the students he had relations with and met with at least one of them multiple times outside of the job. The victims described the incidents to police, revealing they were inappropriately touched and forced to commit sexual acts against their will.
The first sexual act took place eight years ago with a 13-year-old. The sexual acts continued as recent as last year, according to police. Harvey was booked into Monterey County Jail on charges of rape of a person unable to give consent, rape by force or fear, lewd acts upon a child, kidnapping and stalking.
The Salinas Union High School District released a statement