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Richmond County school bus altercation suspect had record of crimes against children

Wednesday, Feb. 1, 2012 12:36 PM
Last updated Saturday, Feb. 4, 2012 2:56 AM
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A man who police said punched out a Richmond County school bus window and assaulted its driver Jan. 25 has a history of charges in Richmond County.

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Robert Cori Williams, 35, was charged in early 2002 with 13 counts of child molestation, theft by receiving and several traffic charges, including attempting to flee an officer and failing to stop for a school bus.

Richmond County investigators said Williams would park in school zones and call young girls over to his vehicle, where he would be masturbating.

At that time, authorities chased Wil­liams through two counties and caught him after he crashed the vehicle into a tree in Waynesboro, Ga., according to Augusta Chronicle archives. At his home in Burke County, deputies found several stolen vehicles.

Williams pleaded guilty, and seven of the felony child molestation counts were reduced to misdemeanor public indecency charges. Four were reduced to sexual battery, and two were not prosecuted.

Williams was sentenced to 15 years, but was released from Dooley State Prison in June 2009 slightly less than five years after he arrived.

On Jan. 25, he flagged down a school bus on Deans Bridge Road and demanded the driver release his child.

When the driver refused, Williams, who was on parole, punched the window and tried to pull the driver out of the bus, police said.

Williams was apprehended in Emanuel County, Ga., and returned to the Richmond County Jail on Tuesday on charges of battery, interference with government property, disrupting public schools, and terroristic acts and threats.

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Watermedic 02/01/12 - 02:21 pm
Maybe they will keep him this

Maybe they will keep him this time!!

kiwiinamerica 02/01/12 - 04:14 pm
Solid citizen. He has a wide

Solid citizen.

He has a wide variety of vices and perversions which should ensure that his time in the pokey will be an enjoyable one.

Asitisinaug 02/01/12 - 04:15 pm
He should have been behind

He should have been behind bars to begin with - this is just completly ridiculous. Our justice system is failing us big time and needs to change.

This bus driver needs to be up for a community award or at the very least and award from the school system. Great job in doing everything possible to protect the children in your care!!

seenitB4 02/04/12 - 08:01 am
I agree asitis......this bus

I agree asitis......this bus driver is a hero.

daphne3520 02/04/12 - 03:02 pm
It's a wonder somebody didn't

It's a wonder somebody didn't treat him as another Dahmer, when he was at Dooly....

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