BUS DRIVER FACES SEX CHARGES (Newburgh School District driver targeted girls, police say)

George F. Wendell, a 60 year old Newburgh School District bus drive, enticed teenage girls into sexual acts after befriending them with fishing trips, gifts and money.  He targeted parents of juvenile girls, ages 13 to 15, to take them to lakes to fish, or get them to help him with odd jobs.  Wendell, of 949 Route 207, Rock Tavern, said at his arraignment on multiple sexual abuse charges that he was sorry.  He is being held at the Orange County Jail in lieu of $25,000 bail.

(New Windsor, Connecticut)