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



Cape & Islands District Attorney Robert Galibois announced that a Barnstable County Grand Jury has returned indictments against 80-year-old Jeffrey Hyland of West Yarmouth for 2 counts of Aggravated Indecent Assault and Battery on a child less than 14 years old, 2 counts of Reckless Endangerment of a Child, and Intimidation of a Witness.

The indictments arise out of two separate incidents that occurred in the town of Barnstable. 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. On October 3,2023, it was reported to the Barnstable Police that another juvenile victim had alleged that the same bus driver, Jeffrey Hyland had inappropriately touched them on or about September 5, 2023.

The charges stem from an investigation conducted by the Barnstable Police Department. Chief of Child Protection Unit Assistant District Attorney Vanessa Madge and Victim Witness Assistant Kori McGrath will be prosecuting the case.

Hyland is no longer a bus driver according to authorities.

No other details were released.

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