Home » NEWS » Dad testifies against bus driver accused of sex abusing girl
JACKSON COUNTY

Dad testifies against bus driver accused of sex abusing girl

A Mississippi man says he first thought bullies were behind his daughter’s hesitation to ride the school bus when she was 8 years old. Instead, she told him she was being sexually abused by the bus driver.

News outlets report the girl’s father testified Monday at Sergio Sandoval’s retrial. The man said his daughter told him in 2014 that Sandoval was shoving his hands down her pants and touching her. Sandoval is charged with touching a child for lustful purposes.

Video shows the second-grader being called to the front of the bus and returning with candy.

Sandoval fainted at his first trial, causing a mistrial. Doctors said he faked it. His lawyers say he suffers from amnesia and doesn’t remember his eight years as a bus driver.

BEFORE YOU GO…

… we’d like to ask for your support. More people are reading the Mississippi Business Journal than ever before, but advertising revenues for all conventional media are falling fast. Unlike many, we do not use a pay wall, because we want to continue providing Mississippi’s most comprehensive business news each and every day. But that takes time, money and hard work. We do it because it is important to us … and equally important to you, if you value the flow of trustworthy news and information which have always kept America strong and free for more than 200 years.

If those who read our content will help fund it, we can continue to bring you the very best in news and information. Please consider joining us as a valued member, or if you prefer, make a one-time contribution.

Click for more info

About Associated Press