School bus driver gets no jail time for rape of 14-year-old girl
A upstate New York school bus driver avoided jail time after pleading guilty to raping a 14-year-old girl who was on his route.
Shane Piche, 25, was sentenced to 10 years probation and must register as a sex offender — but escaped time behind bars due to the fact that he had no previous arrests, according to the Watertown Daily Times.
“I wish Shane Piche would have received time in jail for the harm he caused to my child,” the victim’s mother said in a statement.
“He took something from my daughter she will never get back and has caused her to struggle with depression and anxiety.”
Judge James P. McClusky said probation was an appropriate sentence because Piche had no prior arrests and only had one victim.
Police said that Piche met the girl while on the job as a bus driver and had sex with her at his apartment in Jefferson County.
He pleaded guilty to third-degree rape in February.
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