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    School Bus or Van Driver Accused of Soliciting Girl on His Route
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    A school bus or van driver is accused of sending obscene photos to a 13-year-old girl on his route, then asking her to send him nude photos of herself and he has been arrested.

    Federal officials said 36-year-old Jose Manuel Santos, of Bridgeport, was arrested on a federal criminal complaint charging him with transfer of obscene materials to a minor, and enticement of a minor to engage in illegal sexual activity, according to federal officials. 

    Officials said the teen’s mother gave the victim’s cell phone to investigators who found a sexually explicit photo of Santos that he sent to the girl and text messages from Santos in which he asked the girl to send him a sexually explicit photo of her, federal officials said.

    The court documents said the company Santos works suspended him as soon as the allegations were made. 

    Santos appeared in court today and was detained.

    No additional information was immediately available, including where Santos is or was a bus driver.