NM school bus driver sentenced in sex abuse case

March 18, 2013 • State News

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — A New Mexico school bus driver has been sentenced to 16 years in prison in a sex abuse case.

Federal prosecutors say 56-year-old Samuel Jackson of Shiprock was sentenced Monday for [auth] his abusive sexual contact conviction.

They say Jackson will be on supervised release for five years after he completes his prison term and be required to register as a sex offender.

Jackson pleaded guilty to the abusive sexual contact charge last July.

He admitted to sexually assaulting a Navajo child under the age of 16 at a residence in Shiprock on Aug. 5, 2011.

Jackson was arrested in January 2012.

At the time of the offense, authorities say Jackson was employed as a back-up bus driver at the Shiprock division of the Central Consolidated School District No. 22.

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