A school bus driver who drove routes serving Capital High School, River Glen Junior High and Pierce Park and Shadow Hills elementary schools is accused of sexual battery of a child.
On Friday, Quinton Niles Winfrey, 44, was bound over to 4th District Court, after he waived a preliminary hearing in Magistrate Court.
Police began an investigation when a 17-year-old student reported receiving sexual messages online. School district officials informed police.
Winfrey had previously served as the driver of the bus the student rode to school, the Idaho Attorney General’s Office said.
Following the student’s report, the Idaho Internet Crimes Against Children unit began an investigation. Winfrey was arrested on March 11 and has remained in the Ada County Jail on $100,000 bond. No details were given on where the assaults took place.
The Attorney General’s Office, which oversees the ICAC unit, is seeking information on possible additional victims. Anyone with information is asked to call investigators at 334-4527.
The Boise School District contracts out its bus service to First Student, based in Cincinnati. Jen Biddinger, a corporate spokeswoman, said that the company took action to terminate Winfrey after learning of the allegations, and he no longer works for First Student.
“There is nothing more important than the safety of the students we transport,” Biddinger said.
The Boise School District sent out a letter to parents on Friday notifying them of Winfrey’s arrest and asking for anyone with questions to contact the Attorney General’s Office at 334-4527. The letter was sent out after the district was notified Friday afternoon of the former bus driver’s arrest.
Winfrey is scheduled for arraignment in Ada County District Court on April 12.