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The former bus driver sentenced in fatal crash charged with rape

NASHVILLE, Tennessee. – A former school bus driver sentenced in a wreck death of six children in Tennessee is now faced with the cost of increased rape.

Five-and-twenty-year-old Johnthony Walker was Thursday arrested in Nashville, where he was free on bond while appealing his March conviction on charges of criminally negligence homicide and assault in 2016 the bus crash in Chattanooga.

News outlets cited an arrest report that says Walker admitted to having sex with a 14-year-old on five occasions.

Walker was driving 37 children from Woodmere elementary School on a narrow, winding road when he lost control of the bus. Prosecutors said he was driving too fast and talking on his phone. Defense attorneys, said he swerved to avoid another vehicle.

A judge sentenced him to four years in prison.

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