Charges Dropped Against Bus Driver Accused of Molesting Girl

Charges have been dropped against a school bus driver who was arrested in late February of allegedly sexually assaulting a young girl inside a school bus on multiple occasions, according to police.

Prosecutors dropped all charges against 44-year-old Enrique Napoles who was accused of repeatedly attacked a 7-year-old girl on the bus at least ten times.

Napoles was released from jail around 1 p.m. Monday. His defense attorney said there was insufficient evidence to proceed with the charges.

"The witnesses and the evidence that were presented to the state, leads me to believe that the correct choice was made of no action with the charges," attorney Rey Dorta said.

"My husband is innocent, I knew it, that he is innocent," wife Amy Diaz said. "It was an ugly reality that we faced but we survived."

Napoles was employed privately by J&A Bus Service and did not work for Miami-Dade schools as an employee nor as a contractor.

Police say he transported children for several area schools, including but not limited to:

  • American Senior High
  • Palm Springs North
  • Spanish Trace Lake Elementary School
  • Mater Academy
  • Lawton Chiles Middle School
  • Country Club Middle School

NBC 6 contacted the owner of J&A to see if Napoles would get his job back but she had no comment.

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