Orange County District Attorney Press Release
For Immediate Release: October 2, 2014
SCHOOL BUS DRIVER SENTENCED TO EIGHT YEARS IN PRISON FOR MOLESTING MINOR GIRL UNDER THE AGE OF 14 IN HIS APARTMENT
SANTA ANA – A school bus driver was sentenced Tuesday to eight years in state prison and mandatory lifetime sex offender registration for molesting a minor girl under the age of 14 in his Laguna Hills home. Shane Norman Crawford, 39, Laguna Hills, pleaded guilty Tuesday, Sept. 30, 2014, to two felony counts of lewd or lascivious acts with a child under 14.
Crawford gained access to the children by befriending their parents.
Between Dec. 1, 2011 and Dec. 21, 2011, the defendant molested 12-year-old Jane Doe by touching her buttocks, vagina and breasts over her clothing while in his bedroom on more than one occasion.
Jane Doe disclosed the sexual assault to her grandmother, and the police were notified.
Crawford worked as a bus driver for First Student Transportation, a company that provides transit services for various schools in South Orange County.
Senior Deputy District Attorney Nicole Nicholson prosecuted this case.
Tony Rackauckas, District Attorney
401 Civic Center Drive West
Santa Ana, CA 92701
Susan Kang Schroeder
Chief of Staff