Sumner County school bus driver arrested for sexual assault on bus

Sumner County school bus driver arrested for sexual assault on bus (Image 1)
Sumner County school bus driver arrested for sexual assault on bus (Image 1)

A Sumner County school bus driver was arrested Friday for allegedly sexually assaulting a student on his school bus.

Authorities said the alleged victim, a 12-year-old girl, rode Jerry Dean’s bus.

Investigators told News 2 Dean, 47, touched the girl inappropriately on the school bus.

He was charged with three counts of aggravated sexual battery and booked into the Sumner County jail.

News 2 spoke with Dean’s wife, who did not want to release her name. She said her husband has been a bus driver with Sumner County Schools for seven years.

“He transported elementary, middle, high school. All three,” she explained. “I can’t believe I was married to a man that would do something like that to a child.”

She said police came to their Portland home and arrested her husband.  An investigator searched the property and took a computer, cell phone and tablet.

The investigation into the case is ongoing.

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