Nassau DA: School bus driver indicted for raping, kidnapping Valley Stream student on his route
A 50-year-old man is accused of raping and kidnapping a 15-year-old girl who was on his bus route. Giovanny Campos, who was a bus driver in Valley Stream, allegedly raped the teen multiple times, including on the bus, the district attorney said. He allegedly took the teen to his Queens apartment and sexually abused her there as well.
Prosecutors said Campos’s route was from Central High School to North High School in Valley Stream. Campos pleaded not guilty at his arraignment on a grand jury indictment and is being held on $150,000 cash bail, $300,000 bond or $1.25 million partially secured bond.
News 12 called his attorney’s office and a woman who answered the phone said “No comment” before hanging up.
Nassau County District Attorney Anne Donnelly said she wants to know if there are more victims out there. “I am worried that there are,” she said. “Because the behavior was sophisticated, I don’t believe it’s the first time he’s done something like this, allegedly,” Donnelly said. She wants any potential victims to call the Nassau County District Attorney’s Special Victims Bureau at 516-571-1266.
Ezra Law represents the bus company, Cheese Bus, Inc. The firm released this statement:
“This individual is no longer employed by Cheese Bus, Inc. The instant our office was made aware of the District Attorney’s allegations, we removed the individual in question from all bus routes and from any contact with our passengers as we are committed to maintaining safety and security within our community. The individual was suspended indefinitely and terminated shortly thereafter. We have fully cooperated with local law enforcement and remain at the ready should local authorities request further assistance. We have no further comment at this time.”
The Valley Stream Central High School District sent out this letter to the community on Monday: