Lawsuit Against Lodi Unified School District Set For Trial

Attorneys are preparing for trial in Lodi, California, in the case filed on behalf of an eight-year-old special needs student who was molested by her school bus driver in 2010. The lawsuit names the Lodi Unified School District as a defendant, alleging that the School District was negligent in it’s hiring of school bus driver Richard Evans, who had previously been convicted of a having sex with a prostitute in a Frito-Lay’s truck.

The abuse of the young girl was caught on surveillance tape.

The Plaintiff’s attorneys, John Manly and Vince Finaldi, are expected to argue that the School District should never have placed an individual convicted of a sex-based crime in the position of driving a special needs school bus. Jury selection begins on Monday.