School Bus Driver Accused of Molesting Special Needs Girl
STOCKTON, Calif. -- New charges have been filed against a former school bus driver accused of molesting an 8-year-old special-needs girl.
Richard Evans initially was charged for one alleged incident on Nov. 3, but prosecutors added more charges Monday after learning about a second.
Deputy District Attorney Kristine Reed announced three further charges against Evans for allegedly molesting the special needs student on another previous occasion.
He was charged with two more counts of sexual assault of a child under 10, and another charge of lewd and lascivious acts with a child under 14.
Reed said the second reported incident occurred in late October, two weeks prior to the first reported incident on Nov. 2.
The 59-year-old is a former full-time driver for Lodi Unified School District who returned as a substitute driver in 2008.
Prosecutors say Evans picked up the girl from home and molested her before picking up other students.
She later told her parents.
Evans has not yet entered a plea, and his attorney has requested a gag order in the case.
He's being held on $2.4 million bail.