Newellton man arrested on sexual battery charge

Published 12:01 am Thursday, January 10, 2008

VIDALIA — A Newellton man was arrested after allegedly engaging in a sexual act with a young teen on a school bus.

Brandon J. Bass, 20, 321 Newlight Road, Newellton, was arrested Monday on charges of aggravated oral sexual battery with a child.

Bass allegedly engaged in a sexual encounter with a 13-year-old female on a Tensas Parish school bus as it traveled through Concordia Parish Dec. 15, according to Concordia Parish Sheriff’s Office School Resource Officer Lee Ford.

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Several students on the bus reportedly witnessed the incident and notified their parents, who in turn notified authorities, CPSO Public Information Officer Kathleen Stevens said.

Bass is being detained on a $40,000 bond.