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Durham School Bus Driver Found Not Guilty

Posted November 2, 2004 2:40 a.m. EST

— A jury has found a former Durham school bus driver accused of sexually assaulting a young boy not guilty.

Mario Elam was charged with molesting a 15-year-old boy last year.

The teenager told investigators Elam picked him up in his personal car after the boy had missed the bus. He claimed Elam drove him to a parking lot on Junction Road and assaulted him.

Elam, who has no previous record, could have faced 10 years in prison if convicted.