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Tennessee bus driver convicted in crash that killed 6 children accused of rape

Johnthony Walker, who was convicted in a wreck death of six children, now faced with the cost of increased rape.

(Hamilton County Sheriff’s Office)

A former school bus driver, who was convicted in a wreck death of six children in Tennessee in 2016 is now faced with the cost of increased rape.

Johnthony Walker, 25, was Thursday arrested in Nashville, where he was free on bond while appealing his March conviction on charges of criminally negligence homicide and abuse in the bus crash in Chattanooga.

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Local media cited an arrest report stated Walker admitted to having sex with a 14-year-old on five occasions. He was reportedly staying with the family of the victim for a few months.

In March, Walker was found guilty after the bus he was driving on Nov. 21, 2016, the transfer of 37 children from Woodmore elementary School, crashed on a winding road. More than 20 students were injured, in addition to the six who died. Prosecutors said he was driving too fast and talking on his phone. He was sentenced to four years in prison.

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The decision has divided relatives of the victims on the seat, the Chattanooga Times Free Press reported. Some said it wasn’t enough time, while others were reportedly satisfied with the punishment.

Fox News’ Elizabeth Zwirz and The Associated Press contributed to this report.

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