Former school bus driver accused of sexual abuse - Tucson News Now

Former school bus driver accused of sexual abuse

David Fabian Falcon (Source: Cochise County Sheriff's Office) David Fabian Falcon (Source: Cochise County Sheriff's Office)
SIERRA VISTA, AZ (Tucson News Now) -

A former Sierra Vista Unified School District bus driver has been accused of inappropriately touching a 12-year-old student on his route.

The Cochise County Sheriff's Office said David Fabian Falcon, 70, was arrested Wednesday, July 5, on a charge of sexual abuse.

The CCSO said the victim told her mother about the allegations at the end of the school year and claimed the incidents happened in April and May.

Falcon, of Sierra Vista, is being held on a $100,000 bond.

"After fully cooperating with the Sheriff's Office, SVUSD terminated Falcon based on the results of the investigation," the CCSO said in a news release. "The investigation revealed that there were multiple incidents of inappropriate behavior and touching by Falcon towards the victim."

Sierra Vista Unified School District's spokesperson Eva Dickerson said the district immediately notified local law enforcement when the incident was reported to school officials.

She said the district had to wait until the sheriff's office finished its investigation before any action was taken against the driver.

Dickerson also said the district has counselors and student advocates at all eight of its schools to help students, parents and staff deal with situations like this.

"They encourage students to speak up if they see something, if they experience something," Dickerson said. "Let's all make sure that we focus on the safety and health of our students, our staff ... everyone. We all have a vested interest in that."

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