Sunday, May 11, 2008

Bus driver sentenced to 5 years probaiton for indecently touching woman

A 69 year old bus driver in Aliquippa, PA was sentenced on April 30 to five years probation for sexually assaulting a developmentally disabled woman on the bus he was driving sometime between July and November 1, last year. Harold Cain was a bus driver for Passavant Memorial Homes in Rochester Township before the incident. Cain plead no contest, which is the same as a guilty plea but without automatic civil liability.

Cain was a driver for the BCTA’s Demand and Response Transit program.Passavant employees went to police Nov. 6 to tell them that the woman, described as being moderately mentally retarded and who suffers from depression and convulsions, told them that Cain had touched her buttocks on Nov. 1, while the two were on the bus, police said in a report.

The woman told police Cain had been touching her since last summer. The woman said Cain was touching her after he picked her up at her home, when there were no other passengers on the bus, until the next stop, according to the report.When interviewed by police Nov. 9, Cain admitted touching the woman, but said he did so “because she wanted him to and so that she would not have convulsions.”

Beaver County Judge Harry Knafelc said that Cain isn't to have any contact with the woman or her family. Cain also must submit to DNA testing and Megan's Law sex offender registration.

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