Durham Bus Driver Charged With Sex Offenses
Posted May 22, 2003
DURHAM, N.C. — A school bus driver for the Durham Public Schools was arrested Thursday and charged with committing sexual offenses against a 15-year-old student.
The bus driver, 23-year-old Mario L. Elam, was charged with committing a statutory sexual offense, committing a crime against nature and taking indecent liberties with a minor.
The alleged incident occurred on May 22 on Junction Road after Elam picked up the student in his personal vehicle to give him a ride to Lakeview School because the student had missed his bus. The juvenile reported the incident to school officials.