A Sarasota County Schools bus driver is now facing criminal charges and his job has been reassigned after kissing and massaging a 16-year-old student while on the bus.
Javier Aramayo-Angeles, 51 of 4001 Beneva Road #330, Sarasota, is a Sarasota County school bus driver who now faces one count of misdimeanor battery, according to the Sarasota County Sheriff's Office.
The 16-year-old student reported that she was the last person on the bus with Aramayo-Angeles on Jan. 17 when he took a different route and pulled over on the side of Sarabay Drive, according to the affidavit.
The bus driver told her to walk to the front of the bus to sit and then he proceeded to touch her on her lower back, sides and stomach, then kissed her face and lips and asked the victim to kiss him, according to the affidavit. The victim refused, turned away and demanded that he take her home, according to the affidavit.
The bus driver had also provided the victim with his cell phone number at the beginning of the school year, according to the affidavit, as it was stored in the victim's cell phone.
The victim reported the crime to her father as soon as she arrived home, the the father contacted school officials, according to the sheriff's office.
School officials notified the Sheriff’s Office, and detectives arrested Aramayo-Angeles on Friday, according to the sheriff's office. He was released after posting $1,000 bond.
School officials re-assigned Aramayo-Angeles within its transportation department to a position that has no contact with students, according to the sheriff's office.
Anyone with information regarding this suspect can call Criminal Investigations at 861-1719.