Fmr. School Bus Driver Found Guilty of Sexual Battery, Touching of a Child
After a grueling trial and gripping testimony from the alleged victim, a jury convicted and sentenced former Ocean Springs bus driver, Sergio Sandoval, of sexual assault and battery.
The jury deliberated for four hours today before convicting Sandoval on two counts of touching of a child for lustful purposes and one count of sexual battery for a possible sentence of up to 60 years in prison.
Sandoval named the victim a bus monitor, gave her candy, and allowed her to walk around while the bus was moving.
The victim, then a second grader at Oak Park Elementary, said the bus driver touched her private parts every time she got onto the school bus from mid-September, to early October in 2014.
News 25 spoke with Alwyn Luckey, the attorney for Ocean Springs schools with his thoughts on the case.