Arma bus monitor arrested for rape of child under the age of 14

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22-year-old Jacob Quentin Bryant of Arma was arrested on a Crawford County warrant for Rape of a child under the age of 14.

The Friday, January 18th, arrest was a result of an investigation by the Crawford County Sheriff’s Office and Arma Police Department, with assistance from the Pittsburg Police Department.

Investigators determined that there was probable cause to believe that Bryant, a contracted employee of USD 246 assigned as a bus monitor, committed the alleged offense against a Northeast Elementary School student.

The incident was reported to occur on the school bus as the student was being transported home from school on November 30, 2018.

Rape of a child under the age of 14 is defined in K.S.A. 21-5503 and is an off-grid person felony.

Jacob Quentin Bryant is presumed innocent unless and until the allegations against him are proven beyond a reasonable doubt in a court of law.

Bryant is being held on $100,000 bond, pending formal charges.

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