NH bus driver gets 160 years for exploiting kids

5:04 PM, Feb 22, 2013   |    comments
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LACONIA, N.H. (AP) - A bus driver who transported special needs children in New Hampshire and Maine has been sentenced to 160 years in prison for sexually assaulting and videotaping his young passengers.

Forty-six-year-old John Wright of Milton received the maximum sentenced after pleading guilty to five counts of sexually exploiting children and one count of possessing child pornography.

Investigators said Wright, who was indicted in Oct. 2011, drove special needs children from Strafford and Rockingham counties in New Hampshire and from Kittery, Maine.

U.S. Attorney John Kacavas said some of the children were completely non-verbal and others had a variety of disabilities.

Investigators say they found thousands of images of child pornography on his computer.

Despite the sentence, Kacavas said it's beyond his capacity to achieve justice for the young victims.

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