Untitled

Bus driver charged over alleged sexual assault of schoolgirl - SCC Child Abuse Squad

Tuesday, 11 April 2017 10:30:21 AM

The driver of a special-needs bus service has been charged with the alleged sexual and indecent assault of a schoolgirl in Sydney’s south-west.

Detectives from the State Crime Command’s Child Abuse Squad commenced an investigation following reports a teenage girl had been sexually and indecently assaulted by the driver of her school bus.

Following extensive investigations, detectives executed a search warrant at a home in Bass Hill about 6.45pm yesterday (Monday 10 April 2017), where they seized a bus for forensic examination.

A 51-year-old man was arrested at the location and taken to Bankstown Police Station.

He was charged with aggravated sexual assault, and two counts of aggravated indecent assault (victim under 16 and under authority).

Police will allege the man sexually and indecently assaulted the girl while alone with her on the bus earlier this year.

The man was refused bail to appear at Bankstown Local Court today (Tuesday 11 April 2017).

The Child Abuse Squad is comprised of detectives who are specially trained to investigate crimes against children, including sexual assault, physical abuse and serious cases of neglect.

Anyone with concerns about suspected child abuse or exploitation should call Crime Stoppers on 1800 333 000 or use the Crime Stoppers online reporting page: https://nsw.crimestoppers.com.au/. Reports can also be made to the Child Protection Helpline on 132 111.

Information you provide will be treated in the strictest of confidence. People should not report crime information via our Facebook and Twitter pages.