Vegas School Trustees Vote $9M in Bus Driver Sex Crimes Case

LAS VEGAS (AP) — College trustees in Las Vegas have authorised a $9 million settlement in a case involving a former faculty bus driver who was despatched to jail in 2018 for sexually assaulting particular training preschoolers.

The Clark County College Board accepted the settlement Thursday unanimously and with out remark, the Las Vegas Overview-Journal reported.

The motion adopted the dismissal in November of a federal lawsuit involving the dad and mom of a lady and a boy who have been 3 and 4 years previous when Michael Ray Banco was arrested in 2015.

Paperwork filed Friday in U.S. District Court docket in Las Vegas say the funds can be deposited in a belief account for the kids.

Banco confronted 41 felony fees earlier than he pleaded responsible to sexual assault with a minor below 16 and lewdness with a baby below 14. He is now 62 and is serving 35 years to life in jail.

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Police and prosecutors stated Banco, a longtime faculty bus driver, sexually assaulted kids at the back of his bus earlier than dropping them off at their dwelling. Acts have been captured on bus surveillance video.

A district spokesman stated this week that insurance coverage can pay two-thirds of the settlement, leaving the district to pay $3 million.

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