- Associated Press - Monday, October 7, 2019

PASCAGOULA, Miss. (AP) - Doctors say a Mississippi school bus driver is mentally competent enough to stand trial on charges including the sexual battery of a second grader.

The Sun Herald of Biloxi reports doctors testified last week that 69-year-old Sergio Sandoval is fit for trial. Judge Kathy King Jackson has yet to issue her ruling on the matter. Sandoval is accused of sexually abusing an 8-year-old girl while she rode his bus in 2014.

The longtime Ocean Springs driver first stood trial in the case on charges of sexual battery and molestation in 2017. That ended in a mistrial after his attorney said Sandoval fainted and was hospitalized. Doctors said his illness was stress-related, and Sandoval was ordered to be mentally evaluated.


Information from: The Sun Herald, http://www.sunherald.com

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