A 27-year-old Monsey, New York hasid who worked as a yeshiva bus driver was arrested in early June and charged with molesting a 4-year-old boy, police said today. But cops claimed not to known the name of the school or the bus company – even though the abuse was allegedly initiated on the bus.
Above: Shlomo Erps
Hasidic School Bus Driver Arrested And Charged With 1st Degree Child Sex Abuse, Cops Claim Not To Know Name Of School Or Bus Company
Shmarya Rosenberg • FailedMessiah.com
A 27-year-old Monsey, New York hasid who worked as a yeshiva bus driver was arrested in early June and charged with molesting a 4-year-old boy, police said today.
Shlomo Erps was arrested on a felony charge of first-degree sexual abuse, the Journal News reported.
Erps drove for a Spring Valley yeshiva, and the abuse was allegedly initiated on his bus in late May.
Police claimed not to know the name of the yeshiva or the bus company (if it is separate from the school, which is not completely clear).
A Spring Valley Judge released Erps on $10,000 bail.
Update 6-26-2015 – Through his attorney, Erps denied he abused the child and vowed to vigorously fight for his innocence. The Journal news is now reporting that the school Erps drove for turns out to be Talmud Torah Khal Adas Yereim:
…A school administrator for Talmud Torah Khal Adas Yereim, located at 33 Union Road, said it suspended Erps immediately after his arrest earlier this month. The administrator, Tzvi Sternberg, said the "administration did not outright fire the driver because he is not yet deemed guilty in a court of law."
The school has installed cameras in all buses to better protect the safety of the students, Sternberg said.…
[Hat Tip: Sherry.]