A 66-year-old Randolph school bus driver is in the Chautauqua County Jail without bail, following his arrest on felony sexual-abuse charges involving a child, authorities reported.
John Hitchcock has been charged with multiple counts of sexual abuse of a minor, reportedly involving a juvenile male, last fall. He was arrested Friday.
“The District placed Mr. Hitchcock on administrative leave when this matter was first brought to our attention and it was immediately reported to police authorities,” school officials stated on their website. “To protect the integrity of the police investigation, the District cannot provide further comment at this time.”
Randolph sits on the western edge of Cattaraugus County, but at least some of the alleged incidents occurred in nearby Chautauqua County.