Bus driver convicted of sexual assault to know his fate next year

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By Latrishka Thomas

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Bus driver, Leroy Campbell will be spending Christmas behind bars, pondering what his sentence will be for sexually assaulting a minor.

Yesterday, Campbell’s sentencing hearing was pushed back again until January 20, 2023.

On December 6, 2018, Campbell engaged in oral sex and kissed a 15-year-old girl leaving her with emotional and psychological damage even years later.

The young girl boarded the accused’s bus at the East Bus Station on the day in question expecting to go straight home after a long day of school.

Instead, the convict informed her that he needed to stop in Cassada Gardens to collect a letter and, having been familiar with him as a bus driver for her village, she consented.

On the way there, he starting asking her if she was aware that he had feelings for her and asked if they could be best friends.

After he collected the letter, Campbell stopped on a road and told the young girl that he would like to seal their friendship with a kiss.

The girl, though in shock, kissed the palm of her hand and touched his cheek, as if to transfer it without kissing him.

The bus driver told the victim that that would not suffice, and he took her to the back of the bus where he forced her to ‘French kiss’ him, while he touched her inappropriately.

The accused then asked her several more questions such as whether she had ever engaged in oral or vaginal sex. She said no, and also made it clear that she did not want to.

Despite her objection, Campbell forced her to remove her clothes and pressured her into oral sex.

Campbell then went back to the bus terminal where he picked up more passengers before taking her home.

The victim, who appeared to have been crying, told her mother about the entire ordeal and the matter was later reported to the police.

After about a week on trial, a jury found Campbell guilty as charged, and he was remanded until his sentencing hearing.

Sometime later, the girl’s father told the court that his daughter has been scarred by the ordeal and is being treated by a psychologist.

He shared that he and his family have forgiven the predator, but they are hoping that he will pay for his actions.

The convict could face up to five years in prison for indecent assault and 10 years for serious indecency.

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