School Bus Driver Doesn't Face Jail After Raping 14-Year-Old Student

Updated On 01 May, 2019 Published On

A school driver, namely Shane M. Piche, pleaded guilty to rape a 14-year-old student but he will not be facing jail time.

As per the report, because there was only one victim and the man had no prior arrests, the judge said that he doesn't deserve to be sent to prison.

Instead, according to the Watertown Daily Times, Judge James P. McClusky in Jefferson County, New York, has sentenced him to 10 years' probation. 

The punishment did not sit well with the mother of the victim.

In a statement obtained by WWNY, the mom said, "I wish Shane Piche would have received time in jail for the harm he caused to my child.."

She added,

He took something from my daughter she will never get back and has caused her to struggle with depression and anxiety.

According to a Daily Times report, Shane pleaded guilty to a charge of third-degree rape on Febrary 21.

Shane was arrested on September 5, 2018, and was initially charged with second-degree rape, first-degree unlawfully dealing with a child as well as endangering the welfare of a child.

The mother says Shane, 25, drove her the 14-year-old girl's school bus in Watertown City School District.

The man had bought gifts for the girl and invited her and others to his home, where he gave them alcohol and then raped the 14-year-old.

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