Police: 10-year-old sexually assaulted fellow student on Texas school bus


EARLY, Texas (KTAB/KRBC) – A 10-year-old boy was arrested for sexually assaulting a fellow student on an Early ISD school bus last month.

Early Police Chief David Mercer said the students were riding the bus after school on February 6 when the driver got off and went outside to assist a handicapped student.

While he was gone, the 10-year-old suspect allegedly sexually abused a 9-year-old girl.

The girl’s mom told KTAB and KRBC they were the only students left on the bus because their classes got in trouble and they had to stay on campus late.

After an investigation that included a forensic exam, the 10-year-old was arrested and charged with sexual assault. His case is being processed through the juvenile justice system.

Police say the bus driver will not be facing criminal charges, based on the information they have at this time.

This case is still under investigation.

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