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School Bus Driver Pleads Guilty To Molestation

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STOCKTON, Calif. (AP) – A substitute Lodi school bus driver has pleaded guilty to molesting an 8-year-old special needs student that authorities say was captured on a surveillance video.

San Joaquin County prosecutors say Richard Evans accepted a plea deal to a 25-year, four-month sentence in state prison on Wednesday.

The Stockton Record reports that as part of the deal, Evans must register as a convicted sex offender and will be on parole for 20 years following his release.

A police detective testified during Evans’ preliminary hearing in February that the sexual abuse happened in November after the 59-year-old Evans picked up the Stockton third-grader 15 minutes early and then stopped the bus for “a game of show-and-tell.”

The girl told her parents what had happened and they contacted authorities.

A sentencing hearing is scheduled on July 25.

(Copyright 2011 by The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved.)

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