David Gustafson, 66-year-old school bus driver, arrested after writing love letter to 15-year-old
|Gustafson met the girl, 51 years his junior, because she rode his school bus.|
The girl was a passenger on Gustafson's bus. According to a criminal complaint, the girl's mother recently discovered a letter from Gustafson to her daughter signed, "Yours Truly Bus Driver #9 Dave." She then notified police about the relationship.
During an interview with police, Gustafson confirmed that he had sexual contact with the girl twice -- once last August and again earlier this month.
In his letter, Gustafson expresses desire to be in sexual contact with the girl, expresses love for her, and mentions the need for the two of them to keep their relationship secret. According to the Pioneer Press, authorities discovered a letter from the girl to Gustafson confirming their relationship, and cell phone records indicate the two have been in touch with each other.
If found guilty, Gustafson faces 25 years in prison and a $35,000 fine.