Chama bus driver, accused of raping 7-year-old, to make first court appearance
May 13, 2019 01:11 PM
ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. — A man who was trusted to get children to school safely is behind bars for raping a 7-year-old girl on the school bus. On Monday he'll be in front of a judge.
State police say 66-year-old Stephen Meek, a bus driver known as "Mr. Steve," pulled the bus to the side of the road near TA Hill on U.S. Hwy. 84 and raped the girl. They believe Meek dropped off the other students prior to raping the girl.
Later the girl told her family that he had pulled her dress up and when she screamed, Meek forcibly kissed her.
Meek has his first court appearance set for Monday morning. Prosecutors are asking for pretrial detention.
Updated: May 13, 2019 01:11 PM
Created: May 12, 2019 07:12 PM
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