UPDATED: Bus Driver Arrested on Additional Charge

Randy R. Mayer charged with additional felony count of sexual assault of a child under the age of 13.

Editor's note: This story was updated at 2 p.m. Friday to include information from the criminal complaint.

Randy R. Mayer — the bus driver charged with inappropriately touching students on his route — is now back in custody after charges were filed for an additional student.

On Tuesday, police interviewed a 6-year-old student who . On Thursday, District Attorney Adam Gerol filed an additional felony charge of first-degree sexual assault of a child under the age of 13, according to a press release from the .

Mayer, 225 S. Madison Ave., now is charged with four felony counts involving three children, and faces up to 240 years in prison.

According to the criminal complaint, the mother of the 6-year-old recognized Mayer as her son's summer school bus driver. After hearing about the allegations, she asked her son if his bus driver had ever done anything to him.

The 6-year-old boy told his mother that Mayer had touched his privates; during interviews with law enforcement officials, the boy described a scenario

Mayer called the boy to sit in the "bad seat," an area next to the driver's seat of the bus and also referred to by Mayer as the "dog house." In one such incident, Mayer allegedly placed his hand on the boy's privates, palm down and in a right-to-left motion across the boy's shorts. The boy asked Mayer to "please stop," Mayer did, and the boy returned to his seat on the bus.

After that, the boy asked his mother to allow him not to ride the bus anymore, the complaint said.

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 Police Chief Richard Thomas. Details from the criminal complaint .

Mayer last week, but now is back in custody pending the judge's decision about the possibility of bail after a hearing on Friday. He is expected to appear in court for a status conference at 8:30 a.m. Jan. 3.

Jaime Sommers December 23, 2011 at 05:09 PM
@Terry - If you go back and read the comments that are in question, the victims are being judged as being overprotected and the perpetrator is being lifted up as a benefactor. So, to be clear, my comments were stated as they were with that in mind. The legal definition of innocent until proven guilty is a fine way to treat a case when that's all that is done. However, when looking at DV's comments, I am going to say it should apply to victims primarily not primarily perpetrators nor in a fashion that pushes down the victim and lifts up the perpetrator. This kind of comment deserves a strong response, and a reminder that victims are also, and primarily, "not guilty" until given a judgment of obstruction of justice or something else and is not simply a defense using "innnocent until proven guilty", in my opinion, and a terrible way to treat fellow citizens and children. This is a sad problem in society, that when we don't like an accusation, we blame the victim. It is outdated, unfortunate, unenlightened and quite frankly depressing to see in our community leaders. Your comment is appropriate as it stands alone. I agree, and thank you, but, to clarify, it is not specific in response to mine in regard to that paricular portion of the discussion. Thank you. Happy Holidays and may everyone's kids and families be safe and healthy this season.
Jaime Sommers December 23, 2011 at 06:23 PM
He is now not allowed contact with children under the age of 16 so there should be no future question as to whether or not he should be at these family events, benefactor, contractor, spectator or otherwise. If he has made the $10,000 bail, the community should be aware of this specific guideline that has been given to him in case he is around for the holidays or between Jan 3 hearing @ 8:30 am, whenever sentencing occurs and whenever confinement begins.
Michael Schmidt January 11, 2012 at 06:42 PM
Randy Mayer is a very good man. I know him well. I do not believe that he is guilty of these charges.
Jaime Sommers March 27, 2012 at 07:03 PM
Just because you know someone does not mean you know their heart or their actions when they are not with you. How is it that four independent children reported this without corroborating and you would say that it is untrue and that he is not guilty? That is cruel and heartless to state publicly that you do not believe he is guilty. It further victimizes the children and their families. Believe what you will but THINK before posting your thoughts about the children who are hurting and their parents who feel as if they made errors in their own judgment in caring for their children, when they didn't. He is one man, who is accused of injuring at least four children plus their parents, siblings, other relatives, friends and loved ones. Your statement supports him, what a great friend, but it further injures those who have been hurt by him that you just completely disregard. He is not a "very good man" who touches little boys' private parts. Kids don't fabricate these stories or the DA would never have charged him. They know how to investigate these things to make sure the kids are speaking from memory without fabrication. Perhaps we can let our law enforcment and DA know that Michael Schmidt thinks they are inadequate in their roles and fabricate evidence? You might want to think about taking your foolish comment down.
Jaime Sommers March 27, 2012 at 07:17 PM
If your kids tell you this happened a year or two or three years ago with the same man, I know it is painful, but please call the DA. They may be attempting to reduce the charge through legal means, completely legal means, but this also means that without stronger and stronger evidence, this man may essentially only get a slap on the wrist. Four felonies sounds strong, but not if the crime itslef is reduced to something different than it is currently, such as a misdemeanor, then it becomes problematic and he is NOT fully held accountable and may not even be prevented from jobs with children. Please step forward if you know ANY more about this individual or children who have been involved with this type of crime last summer, during any school year, or any time at all. Do the best you can, but know that it is gets revealed to be healed, and to hold someone accountable for their actions and get them help as well. He may not be curable, but his condition is manageable provided he stays away from children. Speak up, speak out, empower these kids and hold this pedophile accountable for his crimes. Once this portion of the trial gets completed and he is charged, families can then discuss further civil charges to help recover some counseling fees, time off work, etc. If you have any further data, please step forward and don't be dissuaded by anything. Thank you.


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