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Former Hays ISD bus driver arrested after alleged sexual assault

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A former Hays ISD bus driver is in jail for allegedly sexually assaulting a little girl.

David Michael Kelley, 32, of Kyle is currently in the Hays County Jail. He is charged with four counts of aggravated sexual assault of a child, one for each of the four years he is accused of abusing the victim.

According to Kelley's arrest warrant, in early February an 11-year-old girl made an outcry of sexual abuse. She said that from the time she was seven, Kelley sexually assaulted her one to two times a month.

When questioned by deputies, Kelley admitted to the abuse--stating it had been happening for a long time.

The Hays County Sheriff's Office arrested him on February 8, one day after he resigned from his position as a bus driver for Hays ISD.

According to a district spokesperson, Kelley cited personal reasons for leaving. Kelley had been a driver since 2010. For the bulk of his employment, Kelley was assigned to Camino Real Elementary School and Lehman and Hays High schools.

The district spokesperson says parents were not informed because the alleged abuse took place off campus and did not involve a student. However, if parents do feel that something may have happened to their child they are encouraged to contact Hays County law enforcement.

That spokesperson went onto say that each bus is equipped with a GPS tracking device and cameras. Plus, bus monitors often accompany drivers. Therefore, he felt Kelley would have had very little opportunity to hurt any students. 

Kelley did not have any complaints or disciplinary action during his time with the district. He has a $400,000 bond.

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