Connect with us


80-year-old bus driver accused of indecently assaulting student in southeastern Massachusetts



Cape & Islands District Attorney Robert Galibois and Barnstable Police Chief Matthew Sonnabend announced Thursday that 80-year-old Jeffrey Hyland of West Yarmouth was arraigned in the Barnstable District Court on September 14, 2023, on charges of Aggravated Indecent Assault and Battery and Reckless Endangerment of Child.

On September 13, 2023, at approximately 1:30 p.m., the Barnstable Police received a report of an alleged indecent assault and battery on a juvenile female by her male bus driver. Upon further investigation, the Barnstable Police Department was able to recover corroborating evidence of the alleged incident.

Hyland was subsequently placed under arrest and held overnight at the police department on $5000 bail.

The Commonwealth requested $10,000 cash bail with the following conditions: stay away no contact with victim, no contact with minors under 18 years old, stay away from schools, and GPS monitoring. The court ordered Jeffrey Hyland to be released on personal recognizance with no cash bail, stay away and have no contact with victim, and Hyland must wear a GPS monitoring device.

Hyland is due back in the Barnstable District Court on December 7, 2023, for a Probable Cause Hearing. The case will be prosecuted by Assistant District Attorney Vanessa Madge and Victim/Witness Assistant Kori McGrath.

The Barnstable Police Department is continuing with their investigation regarding these allegations.

Click to comment

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *


Copyright © 2017 Fall River Reporter

Translate »