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Waukegan School Bus Driver Facing Sexual Assault Charges After Allegedly Assaulting Minor Relative

By Mary Chappell

WAUKEGAN, Ill. (CBS) — A Waukegan school bus driver is facing criminal sexual assault charges after being accused of sexually assaulting a minor relative, officials said.

Richard Villanueva, 57, was arrested Tuesday after the victim reported Aug. 24 to police that they had been sexually assaulted on multiple occasions over a period of years as a child.

Villanueva was brought in by Waukegan Police for questioning where police secured corroborating statements from him, officials said. His bond was set at $750,000 and he is scheduled to appear in court again on Sept. 21.

Since the investigation is ongoing, police encouraged any parent of a student that may have encountered Villanueva to speak with their child. Anyone with information regarding this investigation is encouraged to contact the Waukegan Police Department Investigations Unit at (847) 360-9000.

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