A bus driver who raped a 14-year-old, and admitted that raped the 14-year-old girl gets let off by the judge with a warning because he has no priors.
A former New York bus driver admitted that he raped a 14-year-old girl who he met while driving the bus.
26-year-old Shane Piche then took the 14-year-old to his home in Ridge Road, which is where he raped the girl.
Piche plead guilty on April 25th to a 3rd degree rape case. He will be registered as a Level 1 sex offender. According to the New York State Division of Criminal Justice Services, his full address will not be shown in online databases under the designation indicating “low risk of committing the crime again.”
Jefferson County Judge James P. McClusky sentenced Piche to 10 years probation.
When the district attorney’s office requested Piche be registered at a level higher, Judge McClusky said his decision was more appropriate because Piche has no prior arrests and only raped one victim.
The times reported that Piche was also charged with unlawfully dealing with a child and endangering the welfare of a child after allegedly providing her alcohol.
Piche’s attorney, Eric T. Swartz, confirmed that Piche no longer works at the Watertown City School District’s bus company due to the rape he committed.
The girl’s mother said she wish Piche received jail time, saying:
“He took something from my daughter she will never get back and has caused her to struggle with depression and anxiety,”
It’s reported that Piche is also not allowed to be alone with anyone under 17 years old.
James P. McClusky also ordered three no contact protection orders against Piche, protecting him from the media and others. It’s reported that Piche only paid $375 in court fees. He’ll also have to pay a $1,000 special sex offender registration fee, and the 26 year old man will be free man after raping a 14 year old underage girl.