Miami-Dade County

South Florida School Bus Driver Accused of Inappropriately Touching Young Girls

Adalberto Gonzalez facing two lewd and lascivious molestation charges

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A former South Florida school bus driver accused of inappropriately touching a young girl two years ago has been arrested again on similar allegations.

Adalberto Gonzalez, 70, was arrested in Miami-Dade Thursday on a charge of lewd and lascivious molestation on a child, according to an arrest report.

The report said a girl came forward to report that Gonzalez inappropriately touched her on a school bus when she was six years old in 2019.

The girl told investigators Gonzalez touched her while sitting next to her as other kids were on the bus playing in the back, the report said.

Gonzalez denied the allegations, the report said.

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Adalberto Gonzalez

“A little girl who at the the time apparently was six, now tells her mom that this man apparently had inappropriately touched her when she was aboard his private school bus," Miami Police spokesperson Kenia Fallat said. “We know that he was the driver at the time. We were able to locate him, detain him, bring him back to headquarters and we spoke to him. He denied the allegations but he was placed under arrest and charged accordingly.”

Gonzalez had been arrested in 2019 on a similar charge after a 12-year-old girl came forward accusing him of inappropriately touching her on multiple occasions while he was her aftercare bus driver.

The girl said Gonzalez even asked her if she was a virgin and whether she liked men, according to an arrest report.

Gonzalez told police he had no recollection of ever touching the girl, the report said.

Gonzalez remained behind bars without bond Friday, Miami-Dade jail records showed. Attorney information wasn't available.

Fallat said police are still investigating.

"Detectives believe that there may be other victims that have yet to come forward," Fallat said. "If you believe that your child was in immediate contact with this man and they have not come forward, the time to do it is now."

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