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Md. school bus driver sentenced to 11 months in prison for sexually abusing 2 students

Salvador Rodriguez (Montgomery County police)

A Montgomery County Public Schools bus driver has been sentenced to 11 months in prison for sexually abusing two students on his bus.

Salvador Rodriguez was sentenced Wednesday.

Police were tipped off on Feb. 9, 2017 about Rodriguez’s sexual abuse, leading to his arrest.

He was also placed on leave by Montgomery County Public Schools after the allegations came to light.

Police said Rodriguez, who was 59 at the time of his arrest, inappropriately touched one girl on the bus at least three times and a second girl at least once. Detectives said he admitted to inappropriately touching the students, both of whom were 11 years old.

Rodriguez drove students for Rock View Elementary School, Newport Mill Middle School and Albert Einstein High School.

Rodriguez faced charges of sexual abuse of a minor, third-degree sex offenses and fourth-degree sex offenses by a person of authority.

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