Police say bus aide inappropriately touched Penn-Trafford special needs student

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A bus monitor was arrested today for "inappropriate contact" with a Penn-Trafford special needs student, police said.

Penn Township police were notified June 3 that a First Student bus aide had inappropriate contact with the 16-year-old on the bus going to school, Chief James Otto said today. The offense date is listed in court documents as Feb. 1.

First Student bus company provided on-board video to substantiate the allegation, he said.

James Hopkins, 74, of Ardara was arrested today on charges of corruption of minors, institutional sexual assault, endangering the welfare of children, indecent assault and open lewdness. He was arraigned by Judge Helen Kistler and posted $50,000 bond.

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Lexi Belculfine: lbelculfine@post-gazette.com or 412-263-1878. Twitter: @LexiBelc.


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