A Long Island school bus driver has been charged with raping a female pupil multiple times. Giovanny Campos, 50, was indicted by a grand jury on charges of second-degree kidnapping, third-degree rape, third-degree criminal sex act, and reckless endangerment.
Prosecutors claim Campos assaulted the female student on his bus and at his residence in New York City many times between January and July.
“The defendant raped the child multiple times, including in a parking lot while still on the bus,” according to police. “The defendant also transported the teenager to his apartment in Jamaica, Queens, to engage in sexual acts with her.”
Valley Stream Schools Superintendent Wayne R. Loper stated that Campos’ company, Cheese Bus Inc., withdrew him from the route after learning of the claims against him.
Campos entered a not guilty plea.
“School bus drivers are trusted to transport and protect our children, but this defendant allegedly preyed on a teenage student and sexually abused her both on his bus and at his apartment in Queens,” said Nassau District Attorney Anne Donnelly in a statement. “If you believe or know of someone who may have been victimized by Giovanny Campos, please call the Special Victims Bureau.”
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