Bus driver arrested for alleged sex abuse

July 3, 2008 5:10:17 AM PDT
A bus driver was charged with sexually abusing a girl with diminished mental capacity in the back of a Brooklyn school. Police say 62-year-old Efim Bondarev was taken into custody yesterday and charged in June 25 assault.

He was reportedly charged with sex abuse and endangering the welfare of a child. He will be arraigned later today in Brooklyn Criminal Court.

The driver was charged with sexually abusing the 14-year-old girl, who has diminished mental capacity, on his bus on June 25, Eyewitness News is told.

According to reports he was on the bus with his victim, parked behind P.S. 226, when the matron stepped off the vehicle. When the matron returned, the driver was allegedly sexually abusing the girl.

The bus is operated by Careful Inc., a private bus company at East 2nd Street and Bay Parkway in Brooklyn.

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