Ricky Parris, 52, of Pollock, Missouri is charged with first degree child molestation in the case.
Parris is accused of touching the seven year old victim on three different occasions, including twice while on the school bus. At the time, Parris was a driver for the company who was contracted to provide student transportation for the Putnam County School District.
Parris is currently free on bond and his next court date is scheduled for October 9th in a Putnam County court room. The court is expected to set a date for a preliminary hearing at that time.
Incidents on school bus result in sex charge - Wednesday, July 25, 2012 Pollock man charged with molestation.
Mother mad she wasn't notified about bus driver sex charge - Friday, July 27, 2012The woman learned about the story by watching the evening news on KTVO.
Putnam County R-1 Schools drops bus company - Friday, August 03, 2012A Heartland school district drops the company supplying bus service to its students with the start of the school year about two weeks away.