- Associated Press - Monday, May 13, 2019

CHAMA, N.M. (AP) - A New Mexico school bus driver is accused of raping a 7-year-old student on the way home after school.

Stephen George Meek made his initial appearance in court Monday and was ordered held on charges that include criminal sexual penetration, contributing to the delinquency of a minor and enticement of a child.

It wasn’t immediately clear if he had an attorney.

According to an initial investigation by state police, the 66-year-old Meek allegedly assaulted the girl after all the other students had been dropped off last Wednesday.

Police say Meek pulled the bus over and walked back to the girl’s seat, pulled off her clothes and assaulted her.

The girl told her grandparents that Meek raped her, and police say a physical exam indicated that she had been assaulted.

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