REVERE (CBS) – A man trusted to drive children to school is accused of sexually assaulting a young girl in his care.
Sergio Lara, 53, runs Maya Transportation, which provides rides to and from school for children in Revere, Chelsea and East Boston.
He was arrested on Wednesday after a five-year-old girl from his bus told her parents that Lara sexually assaulted her after school on Tuesday. Her parent called police and took her to the hospital.
“Too often, the victims of abuse are afraid or ashamed to disclose what happened, but this child did exactly the right thing,” District Attorney Dan Conley said. “Telling her parents right away allowed investigators to take rapid action and have him held on high bail. She’s a smart, brave little girl.”
Lara’s bail was set at $100,000; he was ordered by the judge to stay away from children under the age of 16 and wear a GPS monitor if he makes bail.