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BROOKLYN (CBS) ― A veteran school bus driver has been arrested in Brooklyn on charges that he sexually abused a 14-year-old student aboard his bus. Even more shocking, as CBS 2's John Slattery reports, the child was mentally disabled.
The driver arrested is 62-year-old Efim Bondarev, who is accused of sexually abusing a child entrusted to his care. He was a driver for Careful Bus Incorporated, a private bus company contracted by the Department of Education.
Police say it happened June 25 at PS 226 on 23rd Avenue. Officials say the bus had arrived along the side of the school at 7:45 a.m. Police say a bus attendant escorted a group of children off the bus. When she got back on, she saw the driver fondling a 14-year-old girl.
Worst of all, the police say, the girl on the bus was mentally disabled.
The owner of the bus company said Bondarev, who has now been fired, worked there more than 20 years.
Bondarev faces charges of sex abuse and endangering the welfare of a child. As for any future bus driving, the Department of Education has decertified him.