A horrifying incident unfolded in Long Island, New York, as a bus driver stands accused of the unthinkable.
The Nassau County District Attorney’s Office has charged Giovanny Campos, a 50-year-old driver employed by the Cheese Bus Company, with the heinous crimes of kidnapping and raping a teenage student.
According to District Attorney Anne T. Donnelly, Campos allegedly subjected a Valley Stream student to multiple instances of sexual assault. During their investigation, authorities discovered that these disturbing acts occurred between January and July of 2023, after the victim boarded Campos’ bus along the route from Central High School to North High School.
In a shocking revelation, Donnelly stated that Campos, who went by the name Giovanny Guzman, reportedly raped the student in a parking lot while still on the bus. Subsequently, he transported the minor, whose identity remains undisclosed, to his apartment in Jamaica, Queens, where further sexual acts allegedly took place.
Expressing her outrage, Donnelly emphasized, “School bus drivers are trusted to transport and protect our children, but this defendant allegedly preyed on a teenage student and sexually abused her both on his bus and at his apartment in Queens.”
Following a thorough investigation, the Nassau County Police Department’s Special Victims Squad apprehended Campos on September 28 at his residence in Queens. The evidence led to Campos being indicted on charges of second-degree kidnapping, third-degree rape, two counts of third-degree criminal sex acts, and reckless endangerment, as confirmed by the Nassau County District Attorney’s Office.
Campos pleaded not guilty to the charges during his arraignment. However, the court set his bail at $150,000 cash, $300,000 bond, and $1.25 million partially secured bond. His next court hearing is scheduled for December 12. If convicted, he could face a maximum prison sentence of 25 years.