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Mesquite ISD School Bus Driver Arrested For Alleged Solicitation Of Minor

MESQUITE, Texas (CBSDFW.COM) - A Mesquite ISD school bus driver was arrested Tuesday, charged with criminal solicitation of a minor to commit sexual assault of a child.

Ruben Castillo, 63, was a bus driver for Mesquite ISD for 11 years.

Ruben Castillo
Ruben Castillo

The Mesquite Police Department was made aware of the allegations on Monday.

Mesquite ISD emailed CBS 11 the following statement on the matter:

Upon learning of the allegations regarding Mr. Castillo, Mesquite ISD acted swiftly to remove him from his position and terminate his employment with the district. These charges are very troubling, and we are sickened that a trusted employee attempted to victimize one of our students. While we are unaware of any other students who may have been impacted by Mr. Castillo's actions, the district is cooperating fully with the police investigation.

The Mesquite Police Department is requesting any additional students who were contacted by Castillo in an inappropriate manner to contact the Mesquite Police Department at 972-285-6336.

Castillo's bond is set at $25,000.

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