Incidents on school bus result in sex charge

Rick Parris, 52, of Pollock, Mo.

Incidents that allegedly occurred on a school bus result in a Sullivan county man facing a sex related felony charge.

Ricky Parris, 52, of Pollock, Missouri, is charged with one count of first degree child molestation.

Parris was a contracted bus driver for the Putnam County School District at the time the alleged incidents happened.

According to court papers, Parris was recorded on the school bus video, inappropriately behaving with children.

When questioned at the Putnam County Sheriff's office, Parris told deputies two incidents happened on the school bus, while another incident happened at his residence.

Parris allegedly touched the seven year old victim's genitals through his clothing.

Parris was arraigned Tuesday morning in Putnam County Associate Circuit Court. His next court date is set for August 28, 2012.

He has been released on $75,000 bond.

View the probable cause statement here
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