Trial delayed for bus driver accused of sexually assaulting children

PORT WASHINGTON —  Randy Mayer, a Port Washington bus driver charged with three counts of sexual assault of a child, was scheduled to appear in court Wednesday, April 25. However, that trial has been delayed.

According to court records updated late Tuesday, April 24, Mayer's attorney requested to delay the trial to May 21 based on new information presented.

Mayer was charged with three counts of first degree child sexual assault back on December 7th, after being accused of inappropriately touching two boys, ages nine and 10. Mayer made his initial court appearance where bond was set at $2,500. Mayer posted bond and was ordered to stay away from children under age 16 until his next court date, set for January 3rd.

The initial criminal complaint indicated while driving children to and from Thomas Jefferson Middle School, Mayer set children who were misbehaving on the bus on the engine box next to the driver’s seat. At that point, he would occasionally “tickle” the child that was sitting there. One boy reported Mayor was “tickling him on the inner thigh when the bus driver’s hand briefly touched against his penis.” One alleged victim noted the seat in the front of the bus was referred to as the “dog house.” Mayer was fired on October 13th after his supervisor learned about the “dog house.” The supervisor made the decision saying children sitting up front on the engine box was “a very dangerous situation.”

Mayer worked for Johnson School Bus Company, and has apparently been a trusted school bus driver for 35 years. Mayer’s mother worked for the same company for 30 years.

If convicted on the current charges, Mayer could spend the rest of his life in prison.

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