Police: NC Bus Driver Had Racy Chats With Student

Police say a 50-year-old Wake County public schools bus driver has been charged of having inappropriate conversations with an 11-year-old girl.

Authorities say Aubrey Lee Stephens of Apex was charged Wednesday with one felony count of indecent liberties with a child.

Police say the conversations happened in April 2010. Authorities did not give details of the conversations but said Stephens never touched the girl, who is now 12 years old.

Authorities say they learned about the chats after the girl's parent called the school.

District officials say Stephens had been a school bus driver in Wake County for more than 25 years before resigning last month.

Stephens was released on bond Wednesday and ordered not to have contact with children.

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  • by Y on May 20, 2011 at 05:47 AM
    I agree with two sides. Kids say and do anything these days. They will say and do anything just to get attention or to seem tough. There has to be more to this story.
  • by In Sane! on May 19, 2011 at 04:04 PM
    This isn't the world I was born unto/into. Talk is cheap....or it use to be....now you can get sued for it.
  • by two sides Location: ENC on May 19, 2011 at 09:35 AM
    What would really help with this story is to have both sides of the full story. As a former bus driver, kids will say anything and everything to you. Have you listen to some of the conversation kids are having today?
  • by Stan Location: Greenville on May 19, 2011 at 07:19 AM
    To Worried. Have you ever heard "Do the crime pay the Time" Oh yeah just slap him on the wrist so he can go on to his next victim.
  • by Open Ur Eyes Location: ENC on May 19, 2011 at 06:20 AM
    Liberty: unwarranted or impertinent freedom in action or speech. Indecent Liberties...with an eleven year old! Oh yes, that is exactly what it is! At that age, "the TALK" should come from the parents or in a controlled environment at school. I personally don't even like the controlled environment at school part; but for the parents that fall down on the job this is appropriate. Who knows how far this bus driver has gone with other “conversations” or “chats” with other 4th or 5th grade CHILDREN!!
  • by REALLY on May 19, 2011 at 06:13 AM
    it's like this, he is 50 yrs old and the child was 11 yrs old. the point is there is somethings you just dont do and talkin "chat" with a child about racy things is one of them. there is plenty of older ladys out there for him to do that with. not a child, and if you have children you could understand this. people blow off the small things all the time until something bad happens, then they say "well how did that happen" or "i did not see any signs". i mean at what point do you just stop worring about what is said and done to our kids.. as for me i will always worry and be there for my children.
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      by Anonymous on May 19, 2011 at 02:54 PM in reply to REALLY
      Do we know that this is a "he"? Aubrey is an androgenous name.
  • by k on May 19, 2011 at 05:34 AM
    not takeing up for the bus driver or anything, but there has to be more to this story. What was said in the "chat"? This 11 year old probably got mad and wanted to get even with the bus driver.
  • by Worried Location: Roper on May 19, 2011 at 05:30 AM
    WOW..... Say the wrong things and you can become a Registered Sex Offender. Don't you think they are taking this a bit too far. Was he WRONG ? YES Fire the man? YES. But Indecent Liberties is not the appropriate charge.
  • by Defined on May 19, 2011 at 05:17 AM
    Exactly what is a "chat?" To most younger people this is something done on a computer a smartphone. That's what I thought seeing the headline. Facts, please.

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