Bus Driver Accused of Sexually Assaulting Special Education Student

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    State police have arrested a bus driver in connection with an investigation into the sexual assault of a child.

    Leo King, 64, of Brooklyn, Conn., was arrested on a warrant issued on Tuesday and charged with second-degree sexual assault of a minor, fourth-degree sexual assault of someone under the age of 16 and risk of injury to a minor.

    The arrest is in connection with a case involving a 15-year-old special needs student from Tolland County, according to attorney Timothy O'Keefe, a lawyer representing the girl and her family.

    “This is a very sad and disturbing thing that happened to this young girl and her family," O'Keefe said in a statement.  "They are relieved that Mr. King has been arrested and are thankful to the Connecticut State Police for thoroughly investigating this matter. They have every confidence that the State’s Attorney’s office will diligently prosecute these criminal charges so that justice will be served.”

    The arrest comes two months after the family filed a lawsuit against King, claiming that he assaulted the teen from September to December of 2012.

    King posted a $75,000 court-set bond and is due in Rockville Superior Court on Oct. 23.