PITTSBURGH (KDKA) – A Central Valley School District bus driver is facing charges after allegedly sexually assaulting a male student.
According to the criminal complaint, police were called to the R.J. Rhodes transit company on Monday for a report of a teenage boy being sexually assaulted by a bus driver.READ MORE: Pittsburgh Weather: Hot Temperatures Continue
The driver, 62-year-old Angel Torres, told police he had inappropriately touched the boy five times over a two week span.
Additionally, Torres also told police he forced the boy to touch him. The incidents took place when no other students were on the bus.
The district sent a note home to parents saying Torres has been, “permanently removed from his duty.”READ MORE: Human Remains Found At Site Of House Explosion In Tyrone, Five Others Hospitalized
“The District takes the safety and security of our students very seriously. After speaking with the police, they are confident that this is truly an isolated incident and involves no other students,” the note said.
Police are also looking at surveillance video on the bus.
Torres is facing a list of charges including, institutional sexual assault, sexual contact with student, indecent assault and corruption of minors.
His bond was set at $100,000.MORE NEWS: House Select Committee To Begin Investigation Into Jan. 6 Attack On U.S. Capitol