Former School Bus Driver Accused of Abusing Children Indicted

5 years 1 month 2 weeks ago Wednesday, March 06 2019 Mar 6, 2019 March 06, 2019 3:16 PM March 06, 2019 in News - Local

WESLACO – An indictment has been filed for the former school bus driver accused of abusing children under his care.

Three arrests and multiple testimonies from several children resulted in an indictment against the man who drove them to and from school.

On Wednesday morning, Jose Luis Garza went before District Court Judge Letty Lopez.

Garza was scheduled to be arraigned on three indictments presented last week.

He was arrested three times on multiple charges from May through June 2018.

The former bus driver was able to make bond and get released.

When he was indicted last week, he was arrested and remains in custody.

Garza is facing multiple charges for eight children he allegedly abused while he worked as a bus driver for IDEA Public Schools.

He is facing 18 counts of indecency with a child by contact, two counts of sexual abuse of a child continuous for a victim under 14 years old and four counts of aggravated sexual assault of a child under 14 years old.

Garza’s arraignment was rescheduled for Monday.

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