LI school bus driver sexually abused child, 6, possessed child porn: police

Kimberly Dole
December 04, 2019 - 11:18 am
Charles Titone III

Suffolk County Police

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NEW YORK (1010 WINS) -- A Hunington Station school bus driver has been charged with sexual abuse, police say.

Officials arrested 46-year-old Charles Titone III, around 7:30 a.m., Tuesday morning at his home on Depot Road.

Police say they began an investigation after they received  a tip from the New York State Internet Crimes Against Children Task Force and the National Center for Missing and Exploited Children.

Titone, is a driver for Huntington Coach Corporation in the Northport-East Northport school district.

Authorities allege that Titone had sexual contact with a 6-year-old child.

The victim was not a student from Titone's bus route, but someone he knew previously police say.

Child pornography was also found on Titone's cellphone, investigators say.

School officials say Titone will no longer drive for the district and Northport Superintendent Robert Banzer said "we are extremely appalled and troubled by these allegations," in a letter to parents. ​

Titone is charged with first-degree sexual abuse and possessing a sexual performance by a child. 

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