May 25, 2005

Sexual abuse on school bus charged

Bristol Herald Courier

May 24, 12:26 AM EDT

KINGSPORT – A former bus driver for Sullivan County schools was charged Monday with sexually abusing a boy on his bus route in the Bloomingdale area.

Stuart D. Dickenson, 60, of 300 West Ravine St. was charged with sexual battery, rape and statutory rape after a year-long investigation, according to a news release from the Sullivan County Sheriff’s Office. Lt. Bobby Russell said the allegations were made in February 2004. The boy, who was 14 at the time, said that sexual contact occurred on the bus and at a rental home Dickenson was looking at, he said.

Russell said Dickenson may also have spent time with the boy while working a church bus route for Tabernacle Baptist Church in Bloomingdale.

Posted by kshaw at May 25, 2005 07:48 AM