Authorities: Bus driver allegedly exposed himself to special needs student in Union City


A bus driver who buses children from Union City High School was arrested on Friday after allegedly exposing himself to a 17-year-old special needs student in Union City, according to the Hudson County Prosecutor’s Office. 

Union City High School

By John Heinis/Hudson County View

William Garcia, 56, from Passaic, was charged with one count each of aggravated sexual contact, lewdness, endangering the welfare of a child and child abuse, Hudson County Assistant Prosecutor Gene Rubino told Hudson County View.

Rubino also said that the incident took place on a school bus and that the driver works for a private company based out of Paterson, Aldin Trans Corporation, adding that an exact location of where the incident took place was not available at this time.

The incident allegedly took place on Thursday and Garcia was arrested by the Hudson County Prosecutor’s Special Victims Unit on Friday.

Joe Lauro, a spokesman for the Union City Board of Education, said it was standard procedure for the district to not comment on an ongoing investigation.


News correspondent Michael Shurin contributed to this report.