A school transport driver blamed for explicitly ambushing two youthful Kinnelon understudies paid off them with candy and doughnuts so they would not to uncover the long periods of attack during day by day rounds of “find the stowaway” on the transport after they stopped outside the school in Morris County, specialists said.
Thomas Thomasevich, 70, of Oakland, was captured Tuesday on charges of rape, kid risk and numerous tallies of disregard. He is being held in the Morris County prison, as per the Morris County Prosecutor’s Office.
The rapes started in October and proceeded close day by day until one of the young ladies revealed the maltreatment by “Transport Driver Tom” to direction instructors on Jan. 17, as indicated by an affirmation of reasonable justification recorded by police on the side of the charges. The young ladies were younger than 13. However, the particular Kinnelon school was not uncovered in court archives.
The physical maltreatment happened on the transport outside the school after Thomasevich stopped and permitted them to play “find the stowaway” with safety belts off, specialists said. He showed up before the expected time enough that the understudies stayed on the left transport, and they utilized the chance to explicitly attack the two young ladies, specialists said.
He likewise permitted understudies to play on the transport while it was moving with their safety belts off, specialists said.
During a meeting Tuesday with police, Thomasevich told officials he may have contacted one understudy, however, that it was inadvertent in light of the fact that his eyes were shut for the game, specialists said. He denied contacting a subsequent understudy, specialists said.
A representative for the Kinnelon school area said Thomasevich was utilized by an outside organization, and won’t have any further contact with understudies. A representative for the transport organization, First Student, said they would lead their own inward examination and that Thomasevich has been expelled from the administration.
Thomasevich doesn’t have any earlier criminal history in New Jersey, court records appear. He doesn’t right now have a legal advisor recorded.
He deals with two indictments of rape, two tallies of jeopardizing the welfare of a kid, and six checks of pitilessness and disregard of youngsters. He is booked for a confinement hearing on Monday.