AISD school bus driver fired in child sex assault case

An Austin Independent School District bus driver has been fired as he faces allegations of sexual assault of a six-year-old girl aboard the vehicle.

Williamson County jail records show 61-year-old Leon Ralph Young of Pflugerville was being held Friday on a charge of aggravated sexual assault of a child.

Online records do not list an attorney to speak on behalf of Young, whose bond was set at $500,000 follow his arrest Thursday.

Investigators say the student allegedly was touched in an inappropriate manner several times since last August. The incidents, including some apparently witnessed by other children, were reported to police April 17.

Young was fired April 27. He'd worked for the district since 2012.

School officials say counseling will be available on campus for students, families and staff.

According to the arrest affidavit, the Assistant Principal of Walnut Creek Elementary School resigned on April 23rd, the day he was interviewed by police regarding the the sexual assault incident involving and AISD bus driver and a 6-year-old girl.

The affidavit says the Asst. Principal saw Leon Young touch the girl on her shoulder and back and reprimanded him but did not report him to authorities.

Elizabeth Saab will have this story tonight on the FOX 7 News Edge.

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