School bus driver arrested on child sex charges

A MAN, whose job is primarily to get students to and from school safely, is currently in Maryborough jail, accused of child sex related offences.

The Chronicle understands the school bus driver, who cannot be named, was assigned to a rural round in the Wide Bay until his arrest last week.


A Queensland Police Spokeswoman confirmed yesterday the man, who lived west of Maryborough, had been charged with nine offences.

They include seven counts of indecent treatment of a child under 16, one count of using the internet to procure a child under 16 and one count of using a carriage service to groom a persons under 16.

Police will allege the offences occurred in the past six weeks.

The spokeswoman would not be drawn on whether the man had met the alleged victim during the course of his employment.

The man was arrested at his home on October 10.

He appeared in court briefly and was refused bail.

He is due back before Bundaberg Magistrates Court on October 27.

Topics:  editors picks fccourt fccrime hervey bay magistraes court

Stay Connected

Update your news preferences and get the latest news delivered to your inbox.

Driver charged with multiple registration offences

EMERGENCY SERVICES: Generic Police file photo.

Man will appear in Murgon Magistrates Court on May 8

Council spending $50k to entice tourists to South Burnett

Mayor Keith Campbell.

Money will be split across three portfolios

Sewing haven reopens in more convenient place

SEW HAPPY TO BE HERE: Alisellou Designs and 95 Needles owner Sylvia Berkett (centre) with Bernina representative Joy Harvey and staff member Shirley Ikin at the store grand opening on March 20.

Successful sewing shop opens after outgrowing previous store.

Local Partners