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New York City School Bus Driver Accused of Kidnapping, Raping 15-Year-Old Student While on Job: Prosecutors

School Bus Driver Accused of Raping Teen Student in Lot
Source: Nassau County District Attorney; Unsplash

Giovanny Campos is accused of raping a student on his school bus route.

Dec. 10 2023, Published 12:03 p.m. ET

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A school bus driver in New York City has been arrested after police claim he kidnapped and sexually assaulted a teenage student on multiple occasions, with some of the alleged attacks allegedly taking place on the bus.

Between January and July 2023, Giovanny Campos, 50, is accused of harming a 15-year-old high school student, according to the Nassau County District Attorney’s Office.

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Prosecutors alleged assaults occurred both at Campos's apartment in Queens as well as in a parking lot while the bus was still in service.

Authorities said they are investigating the possibility Campos could be responsible for victimizing additional students.

The Nassau County Police Department’s Special Victims Squad arrested Campos on Sept. 28 at his home, according to law enforcement officials.

Campos was employed by Cheese Bus, Inc., according to the company's attorney.

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Wayne Loper, the Superintendent of Valley Stream Central High School District, condemned the alleged crimes,

On Dec. 4, Nassau County District Attorney Anne Donnelly announced that Campos had been indicted and charged with kidnapping, rape, reckless endangerment and two counts of criminal sex act.

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In a statement, Donnelly said, “School bus drivers are trusted to transport and protect our children, but this defendant allegedly preyed on a teenage student and sexually abused her both on his bus and at his apartment in Queens.”

Campos was arraigned on Dec. 5 and pleaded not guilty to all five counts against him, officials said.

If convicted, Campos could face up to 25 years in prison.

He was being held on bail exceeding $1 million. His next court hearing is scheduled for Dec. 12.


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