Police in Bath, Maine, say a school bus driver took upskirt photos of young children he was transporting.
Fifty-year-old Timothy McGowan of Bath was arrested after a weeklong investigation and charged with violation of privacy. According to police, McGowan, a driver for the Bath Bus Service, is accused of taking illegal photos of six children while he was taking them to and from school and events.
The children photographed were identified by police and staff from RSU1 and West Bath School. They attend elementary, middle and high school.
Homeland Security notified Bath Police on May 23 that the photos had been uploaded to a foreign website. McGowan was identified as the photographer following a subpoena and email traces, police say.
The Maine State Police Computer Crimes Unit searched several of McGowan's electronic devices; they found the same images that were uploaded online, according to Bath Police.
McGowan was served a criminal summons Wednesday at his home. The following day, the parents of the children involved were notified of the incident by school officials.
McGowan is due in West Bath District Court on July 7. It was not immediately clear if he had an attorney.