School Bus Driver Accused of Fondling Girl, 6

WICHITA, Kan. (AP) _ Authorities say a veteran Wichita school bus driver is charged with fondling a 6-year-old girl four times.

A spokeswoman for Durham School Services says 73-year-old Billy J. Reynolds was fired after he admitted touching the girl. Reynolds made his first court appearance Tuesday on four counts of aggravated indecent liberties with a child.

Prosecutors say Reynolds, a 16-year Durham employee, engaged in lewd touching of the girl in October, November, December and on Jan. 6, the day he was arrested. A preliminary hearing was set for Feb. 3.

Wichita schools spokeswoman Susan Arensman said the girl's parent reported the acts to the principal at the child's school. The principal called the Wichita-Sedgwick County Exploited and Missing Child Unit.

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