CHARLESTON, S.C. (WCBD) — The Charleston Police Department arrested a Berkeley County School District bus driver on charges of sexual misconduct with a minor.
Kevin Michael Wesley Jr., 30, of Charleston, is charged with criminal sexual conduct with a minor and criminal sexual conduct with a minor, third degree.
He’s currently held in the Al Cannon Detention Center where a bond hearing is scheduled for 2 p.m. Thursday, September 29.
According to police spokesman Charles Francis, Wesley met the juvenile while he was a driver on her bus route.
The following year when she was no longer on his route, between September 2015 and December 2015, he continued to keep in contact with her.
After several months of correspondence via text and phone, Wesly persuaded the victim to sneak out of her home to meet him, according to an affidavit.
We’re told he took the victim his West Ashley apartment where he convinced her to have sex with him by telling her he would “be gentle,” the affidavit added.
She eventually told her mother about the relationship.
Wesley is also a member of the Charleston County Volunteer Rescue Squad.
The organization released a statement saying:
The Charleston County Volunteer Rescue Squad is aware of the arrest involving one of our members. This individual has been suspended as an active member of the organization.
Wesley was a bus driver for seven years. He was removed from his position on Wednesday, September 29.
We checked into Wesley’s criminal history and found no past criminal charges.
The victim gave birth to his child on September 17.
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