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Wake school bus driver charged with indecent liberties

Posted May 18, 2011

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— A former bus driver for the Wake County Public School System faces accusations that he had an ongoing sexually suggestive conversation with an 11-year-old girl last year.

Aubrey Lee Stephens, 50, of 103 S. Bell Haven St. in Apex, was arrested Wednesday on one count of indecent liberties with a child stemming from the allegation.

An arrest warrant states that Stephens "did take and attempt to take immoral, improper and indecent liberties" with the student between April 1 and April 30, 2010.

Cary police Capt. Mike Williams said there was never any touching but that the conversations were inappropriate.

'In those conversations, he was talking about stuff that was giving him sexual gratification," Williams said.

School administrators at Davis Drive Elementary School notified police about the allegation last month, Williams said.

Wake County schools spokesman Michael Evans said Stephens, who had worked for the school system since June 1985, resigned on April 28, the day after police began investigating.

"The information regarding this case was presented to school administration on April 27, late in the day," he said in a statement. "We took immediate action, and (Stephens) resigned the next day. We are continuing to cooperate with law enforcement on this matter."

Stephens was in the Wake County jail Wednesday morning under a $25,000 bond.


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  • HotShot May 26, 2011

    Looking for an update on this as well ....would be a shame if this was all a misunderstanding and this guys life is now ruined!

  • ncitalian4 May 24, 2011

    Where's the "update" on this WRAL? anyone? anyone? If there is real evidence/dirt, I would expect you to post it. hmmmmmmm

  • vrroom99 May 23, 2011

    civility doesnt live on a school bus. it's more like punching bag for the kids and when they get mad they say awful things to you but you have to grin and bear it.

  • vrroom99 May 23, 2011

    i hope it all works out. this is a shame that someone who diligently served our community would have to be put through this. I know its very hard to find bus drivers and to take one that has served for so many years is very disturbing that this can happen. I hope all facts come to light and if this is all a misunderstanding that a public apology is given because this can have a lasting impact on someone.

  • eekgtv May 23, 2011

    lets just be civil

  • eekgtv May 23, 2011

    its a conspiracy man.

  • whatwhat909 May 20, 2011

    I have known this man my entire life and would trust both my children in his care. This is a misuse of justice if i have ever seen it and just proves how ignorant both WCSS and the cary police (especially the captain) are. The media is not without fault although they have acted within the relms of the law, this is a slimey thing to have done as you are acting as the executor of the sentence before the opportunity to prove innocence. When this man is exonerated I expect to see a resignation of the Captain of the cary police. The mishandling of the cooper trial, the killing of an unarmed man, and now the so quick to gain public approval you are going to mar and innocent man? You guys are pathetic, and WCSS? i dont think i need to remind you of your screw ups. Good luck ever finding good people to serve our community. This man put 20 some odd years into this service and this is what he gets? Someone will have to pay up when the wronfully accused slaps a defamation of character in retalia

  • Rebelyell55 May 20, 2011

    'In those conversations, he was talking about stuff that was giving him sexual gratification," Williams said.

    Kinda of make ya wonder how he would know. Still waiting for more on this investigation.

  • NCSU2311 May 20, 2011

    But please, give him the benefit of the doubt - innocent until proven guilty, except in Cary. anti-Mako II

    I do give the benefits of doubt. There is no way the media and WRAL would print such a story IF there was NO EVIDENCE on this man. Start reading the story and stop speculating on what others comment on.
    May 19, 2011 12:56 p.m.

    See Greg Taylor. The little girl probably got on the bus looking appropiate and got to school looking like a hoochie mama after she changed clothes on the bus. He said something to her. She got mad and lied. I read the story. We are going on an 11 year olds words about an incident that happened over a year ago.

  • akatonitots May 19, 2011

    Dont they have cameras on buses???