AISD bus driver accused of sexually assaulting elementary school student

Officials with the Austin Independent School District say an AISD bus driver has been arrested on a charge of aggravated sexual assault involving a Walnut Creek Elementary School student.

In a statement released to FOX 7 Thursday afternoon, AISD says the bus driver was terminated on April 27th.

The driver has been identified as 61-year-old Leon Young.

Counseling and other support services will be available on campus for students, families and staff.

A meeting is scheduled for parents at 5:30 p.m. Friday. After the meeting, AISD Police Chief Eric Mendez will address questions from the media.

This is the second time since last year, an AISD employee was charged with sexual assault.

In June of last year, Austin ISD officials said an elementary school teacher was charged with aggravated sexual assault of a child.

33-year-old Alfredo Andrade-Gaytan was arrested for aggravated sexual assault of a 6-year-old at Reilly Elementary and two counts of indecency for touching an 8-year-old girl and a 9-year-old girl.

According to the affidavit, the incidents regarding the two counts of indecency took place at Walnut Creek Elementary School.



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