Former Bus Driver Known as "Mr. Bill" Arrested for Molesting 9-Year-Old and Luring her to Car

A former bus driver, who goes by the name "Mr. Bill," was arrested last week after police say he got a little grabby with a 9-year-old girl and then lured her into his car with a vibrating back massager.

According to court documents obtained by New Times, "Mr. Bill," a.k.a. Billy Stephen Bryant, was arrested last Friday.

Bryant, police say, drove to the Mesa home of the 9-year-old victim, where she was playing outside in front of the house. Bryant, who knew the girl prior to the alleged groping, waved the girl over to the car, in which another minor girl was sitting.

The victim obeyed, and as she approached the car, Bryant got out, put his arm around her, and grabbed her butt.

How do we know all this, you ask? Because, thankfully, the girl's father was in the house watching from an upstairs window.

Once Bryant lured the girl into the car, he pulled out a green back massager and started to use it on the girl's back -- and her vagina.

The father, meanwhile, ran out of the house to rescue his daughter from "Mr. Bill." He pulled the girl from the car and started yelling at Bryant. Bryant took off, but not before the father of the victim got a glimpse of his license plate.

Police tracked the plate to a car parked in the driveway of Bryant's house and arrested him.

Believe it or not, this isn't the first time Bryant's been in trouble for groping a child.

In October of 2009, while a bus driver at the Legacy Charter School, Bryant was fired for a similar incident, where he grabbed the butt and vagina of another young girl.

Bryant's been charged with two counts of child molestation and one count of aggravated assault of a minor. He's being held without bond at a Maricopa Count Jail.

Mesa police believe there could be more victims and ask anyone with information about "Mr. Bill" call them at 480-644-2211.


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