Former upstate school bus driver charged with Internet sex operation in Lexington

Former upstate school bus driver charged with Internet sex operation in Lexington

SPARTANBURG, SC (FOX Carolina) – Spartanburg School District Six announced that a bus driver who worked for the district was recently fired after being accused in a sting operation in Lexington.

District officials said the suspect, Bryan Rogers, 58, was hired as a bus driver in February 2020.

According to officials, Roger was immediately fired and raided on all district property after Lexington County informed them of his arrest.

School administrators also personally contacted parents of students on the Rogers bus route to inform them of the recent charges.

The Lexington Police Department said Rogers was charged with attempted criminal sexual conduct with a minor 11 to 14 years of age, two counts of attempted sexual exploitation of a minor, two counts of attempted unlawful dissemination of obscene material to a minor. and attempted criminal solicitation of a minor.

According to officers, Rogers allegedly contacted an undercover detective from the South Carolina Attorney General’s Internet Crimes Against Children Task Force department on social media, believing she was a girl. Officers said that when asked about the undercover detective’s age, Rogers replied, “I like young people.” The detective stated that Rogers also tried to meet the teen for sex at a hotel and sent him nude photos along with pornography.

Rogers was stopped on January 12 as he was driving to the city of Lexington to meet with who he believed to be the teenager.

On Friday morning, Rogers was posted a personal acknowledgement bond on all charges.

Green said investigators believe there may be minor victims in the case. Anyone with information is asked to contact Detective Earl Alewine at 803-358-7262 or ealewine@lexsc.com

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