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Saturday, March 9, 2013

Bus Driver Charged with Sexual Abuse

A bus driver for the Randolph Central School District is accused of sexually abusing a boy.

66-year-old John Hitchcock allegedly had sexual conduct with the child, who is younger than 13, on multiple occasions. He is charged with seven counts of first-degree sexual abuse and one count of endangering the welfare of a child.

The alleged incidents happened in September and October of last year between Randolph and Ashville.

Hitchcock is in the Chautauqua County Jail and has been placed on administrative leave by the school district.

The Chautauqua and Cattaraugus county sheriff’s offices and DA’s office, as well as child advocacy centers, worked on the investigation together.

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