- Associated Press - Monday, June 20, 2016

BROOKHAVEN, Miss. (AP) - A Lincoln County jury has acquitted a school bus driver who was accused of pulling down a 10-year-old girl’s pants.

The Daily Leader reports (https://bit.ly/1UiKJJH ) that jurors found Charles Davis not guilty Thursday on a charge of “touching or handling a child for lustful purposes.”

He was arrested in September and indicted in November.

The girl testified that Davis pulled her pants and panties down and touched her legs.

Davis testified that they were “just playing around.”

Defense attorney Robert Lenoir said the investigator led his client during a police interview, and that Davis’ behavior was not consistent with lustful intent.

Davis had backed the bus into the girl’s driveway with the windshield was clearly visible from the road, and called her parents when he realized nobody was home.

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