A former upstate New York bus driver who admitted to raping a 14-year-old girl will avoid prison time.
Shane M. Piche, 26, was sentenced to 10 years' probation last week, the Watertown Daily Times reported. The ruling comes two months after Piche pleaded guilty to third-degree rape in the 2018 incident.
Police said he met the girl on a bus he drove for the city's school district, but raped her at his Watertown home.
As part of his plea deal, Piche is not allowed to be alone with anyone under the age of 17. He must also register as a Level 1 sex offender -- which is less severe than the Level 2 designation the district attorney recommended.