School bus driver charged with sexual abuse of a student

David Deitsch
David Deitsch Bell County Detention Center

A Bell County school bus driver on Friday was charged with sexual abuse, officials said Sunday night.

On June 8, Kentucky State Police Detective Justin Barton made an arrest involving a sexual abuse complaint stemming from an investigation that started on May 3, a news release said.

Bell Central School officials contacted police reporting a sexual abuse complaint involving a school bus driver and student.

An investigation revealed that David Deitsch, 68, of Calvin inappropriately touched a female student on different occasions. Deitsch was suspended by the Bell County School district after being made aware of the allegations and resigned as a bus driver.

Deitsch was charged with first-degree sexual abuse and jailed in the Bell County Detention Center.