Teen charged with rape of 6-year-old girl on bus

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BELLEFONTAINE (WCMH) – A teen has been charged with rape and gross sexual imposition after deputies said he assaulted a young girl on a school bus. 

The teen, who worked as a bus helper, was on the bus with the six-year-old when the alleged sexual related crime happened, and when the young girl got home she told her parents what happened. 

Bus helpers are employed to help young students navigate the trip between home and school, according to the Dayton Daily News.

According to the Logan County Sheriff’s Office, the incident happened on October 24, 2018. The child’s parents contacted the sheriff’s office on Thursday morning.

A 15-year-old boy has been charged with rape and gross sexual imposition.  

A letter was sent home to parents from Superintendent David Harmon regarding the incident. 

“This incident or potentially multiple incidents reportedly took place on Benjamin Logan School Bus #28,” Harmon wrote in a letter to parents. “I am not at liberty to share the intimate details of what exactly occurred, but I share this with you because trauma of any kind may ‘open the wounds’ of previously existing things for kids.”

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