School bus driver admits offering girl, 14, cash for sex

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A 62-YEAR-OLD school bus driver who offered a 14-year-old girl £100 to take part in a sex act with him has been told he is likely to be facing a prison sentence.

But two other drivers with the same bus company have denied sex charges relating to the same schoolgirl and will have to stand trial over those allegations.

Ross Corby, 62, of Bennett Court, Wolston, pleaded guilty at Warwick Crown Court to inciting the girl to engage in sexual activity and taking part in sexual activity with her.

The court heard that last year he sent the girl a text message asking her to have sex with him in return for £100 and suggested in an e-mail that they should become “secret lovers”.

And when they met, the driver took part in sexual activity with her.

A second driver, Anthony Cowan (27) of Napton Road, Stockton, near Southam, pleaded not guilty to three charges of sexual activity with the same girl.

The third driver, Parminder Mandier (37) of Gulson Road, Coventry, pleaded not guilty to three charges of sexual activity with the 14-year-old.

Judge Trevor Faber adjourned the cases against Cowan and Mandier for trial, and they were both granted bail

Adjourning Corby’s case for a pre-sentence report and granting Corby bail, he told him: “These are serious matters. Custody is obviously likely, and the fact that I am adjourning for the report and giving you bail is no indication of anything other than that.”