Trial Against Port Bus Driver Charged With Sexual Assault Pushed to May
Randy R. Mayer faces four felony counts of sexual assault of a child under the age of 13. The trial had been rescheduled to start on Wednesday, but has been pushed back again, set to start May 21.
The trial — related to four felony counts involving three children — will instead begin at 8:30 a.m. May 21.
According to court records, Mayer appeared in court Tuesday with his attorney, Michael Penkwitz, after an emergency request from the defense to delay the trial based on new information they received today that could cause a possible "issue" with the trial.
Mayer, 225 S. Madison Ave., is charged with four felony counts of first-degree sexual assault of a child under the age of 13, and faces up to 240 years in prison. He was initially charged on Dec. 7 with three felony counts involving two boys; the fourth charge came about a week later when another boy came forward. Mayer entered a 'not guilty' plea on Jan. 3.
Mayer had initially posted a $2,500 bond in connection with the first three charges, but remains in custody after a $10,000 cash bond was set in connection with his fourth felony charge.
The first three charges involved two boys, 9 and 10 years old, which took place between Oct. 1-13, 2011. The Port Washington Police Department interviewed 37 students about the allegations, said former Police Chief Richard Thomas. Details from the criminal complaint describe the allegations. The fourth charge, with allegations similar to the other cases, involved a 6-year-old boy.