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Toronto school bus driver faces 12 charges after 3 kids sexually assaulted: police

Frank Gavas, 61, of Toronto, was arrested and charged with six counts of sexual assault and six counts of sexual interference on Friday. Toronto Police Service/Handout

TORONTO — A 61-year-old school bus driver in Toronto faces a dozen charges after police allege three pre-teen children were sexually assaulted during the past few months.

Toronto Police said the children were sexually assaulted between September 2015 and Jan. 15, 2016.

Frank Gavas, 61, of Toronto, was arrested and charged with six counts of sexual assault and six counts of sexual interference on Friday.

He appeared in a Toronto courtroom on Saturday. Police believe there may be other victims.

Investigators said Gavas was employed by Stock Transportation from 2006 and has driven for numerous schools in the Scarborough area, including Georges Vanier Secondary School, Wexford Public School, George Peck Public School and Sloane Public School.

Anyone with information is asked to contact police at 416-808-4100, Crime Stoppers anonymously at 416-222-TIPS (8477), online at http://www.222tips.com, or by texting “TOR” and your message to CRIMES (274637), or by leaving a tip on Facebook.

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