School bus driver pleads guilty to rape, will serve no jail time

School bus driver pleads guilty to rape, will serve no jail time
Image: Hamilton County Jail

A school bus driver charged with rape pleaded guilty to the crime in Hamilton County Criminal Court on Thursday.

Alexander Rodriquez pleaded guilty to aggravated statutory rape, and was sentenced to serve 4 years in prison, which was suspended. He will have to undergo supervised sex offender probation for 10 years, and during that time will have to wear a GPS ankle monitor.

Back in March of 2015, a student was reported missing from Sale Creek High School, and was last seen getting into a bus reportedly driven by Alexander Rodriquez Wednesday afternoon.

A little after 10 p.m., the student returned home, and had a harrowing tale to tell investigators, according to an affidavit obtained by NewsChannel 9.

She told them she boarded the bus with Rodriquez driving, and that he drove the bus to where the buses are kept. She then told investigators she rode with him in his car to a motel. She said she and Rodriquez went into a room, and that he forced her to perform oral sex on him.

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