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School bus driver accused of molesting young girl

June 14, 2019

GAINESVILLE, Fla. (AP) — A 27-year-old school bus driver is accused of molesting a young girl in Florida.

Gainesville police said in an arrest report that John Albert Martin was arrested Friday and charged with sexual battery on a child under 12.

An arrest affidavit says Martin told investigators he hadn’t had sex for about three years and “wasn’t thinking” when he forced the child to have oral sex. She described the incident to a forensic investigator.

Alachua County school district spokeswoman Jackie Johnson said Martin began his job in March, and he won’t be returning to work.

The report didn’t say when the incident took place.

He remains in the Alachua County Jail on a $300,000 bond. A lawyer isn’t listed on jail records.

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The headline of this story has been corrected to remove a reference to the victim being a student.

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