A Clark County School District substitute bus driver has been arrested on allegations of sexual abuse.
Las Vegas Metropolitan Police Department’s Sexual Assault Section were contacted Saturday regarding allegations of sexual abuse by a man and a juvenile victim. As a result of the investigation, detectives arrested 52-year-old Ramiro Garcia in connection with this event.
Garcia was transported to the Clark County Detention Center and currently faces charges of sexual assault against a child under 14, lewdness with a child under 14 and child sex abuse.
When approached at his home, Garcia said, "No habla," indicating he didn't speak English.
He had been released on bail after his arrest but he was supposed to have been held on no bail. A clerical error accidentally set a bail amount. Garcia has been arrested again.
The suspect was a substitute bus driver for the Clark County School District. A school district spokeswoman said he was hired in 2011 as a bus driver and was assigned to the Cheyenne bus yard, which services routes in the northeast.
"Parents of students who were recently on Mr. Garcia's bus route are being contacted and advised to talk to their children and call the Las Vegas Metropolitan Police Department to report any information pertinent to the investigation," according to a CCSD statement. "We take this situation very seriously. Although this case is not representative of the great work of our 40,000 employees, we have taken steps to increase awareness among employees on signs to look for in students and among colleagues that may indicate the need for reporting."
Detectives are asking anyone who has concerns their child may have been a victim of Garcia to contact the department's Sexual Assault Section at 702-828-3307 or Crime Stoppers at 702-385-5555.