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Bus driver sexually assaults three passengers with special needs at the same time

By Mason White 10:40 AM May 12, 2017
Jon Francis Farris
Jon Francis Farris
By: Alexis Bell

(Scroll down for video) A bus driver betrayed the trust of his special need passengers by sexually assaulting them during a trip, according to police in California.

The Tustin Police Department said that on Wednesday, officers arrested Jon Francis Farris, 56, as a result of an investigation regarding the sexual abuse of individuals with special needs.

Farris has been charged with multiple counts of sexual assault.

If convicted, he faces up to 11 years in prison. He was booked into the Central Jail in Santa Ana, and his bail has been set at $100,000.

According to the police investigation, Farris was a contract bus driver responsible for the transportation of special needs individuals.

The sexual assault allegations involved the sexual abuse of special needs individuals while Farris was working as a bus driver.

The Orange County District Attorney said that at time of the crime, Farris worked as a bus driver for Western Transit Systems, Inc (WTS).

The defendant was assigned to a route, transporting special needs clients of the Regional Center of Orange County.

One day, Farris dropped off one client and parked the bus in a nearby neighborhood to sexually assault the three other female riders.

When the bus remained parked in the same spot for several minutes, a concerned resident approached to conduct a welfare check.

The resident contacted WTS to report that the driver was sexually assaulting the passengers.