Jury finds Randy Mayer guilty of sexual assault of a child

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PORT WASHINGTON -- A Washington County jury found Randy Mayer guilty on four counts of sexual assault of a child. Mayer is the Port Washington school bus driver accused of molesting kids on his school bus.

After two-and-a-half days of testimony, the jury took less than an hour to reach a verdict. Mayer was convicted of four counts, molesting three boys on his school bus route in 2011.

The criminal complaint said Mayer made the boys sit on a plastic bin on top of the engine cover next to the driver's seat of his bus. Then Mayer touched their private areas.

Mayer told the jury, misbehaving students on his routes would site near his seat so he could talk to them, but he denied touching the boys in the groin area.

Mayer now faces a possible 40 years behind bars when he's sentenced on July 9th.

Mayer worked for Johnson School Bus Company, and has apparently been a trusted school bus driver for 35 years. A mother of one of the victims also drove a school bus for the same company and reported concerns about Mayer in October. Mayer was fired immediately and in December he was criminally charged.

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