How did a registered child sex offender who spent two years in prison for his previous crimes, slip through the cracks and end up as a volunteer bus driver in Ohio?
According to the Dayton Daily News, a registered sex offender and ex-volunteer bus driver has been arrested and charged with the alleged sexual abuse of two young children. According to reports from the Dayton Daily News, the man met the children in 2012 while serving as a volunteer bus driver for Target Dayton Ministries. Due to the extended abuse time frame of two years and the multiple states where the abuse allegedly took place, the investigation is now being conducted and prosecuted as a federal case. According to police, he also served as a youth hockey coach in Ohio over the years.
In 2002, he was convicted of "gross sexual imposition of a minor less than 13 years old" and sentenced to two years in prison. He was also required to register as a sex offender after his release.
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