The man was identified as Ignazio Charles Cerami, who was arrested on Monday, January 14, on lewd and lascivious behavior charges after an investigation on behalf of the St. Lucie County Sheriff’s Office.
The girl who was assaulted by Cerami came forward to a teacher and made statements about the bus driver, which is when deputies launched an official investigation. The girl told investigators that the bus driver touched her private area.
Cerami spoke with police and told them that he never intentionally touched the victim. When deputies asked if he might have done it by accident, Cerami said that anything was possible. Surveillance was actually taken that showed that Cerami reached toward the girl’s lap area.
When deputies spoke with a witness, they said that Cerami also touched a girl every time she got off the bus.
Police continue their investigation into the matter at this time.
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