OLYMPIA, Wash. -- A second Olympia school bus driver is accused of sexually abusing a student passenger.
Jimmy Wallace Wall is facing multiple charges for child rape and child molestation based on allegations from a former student.
The accuser, who is now 18, said Wall raped him on multiple occasions during the 2007-08 school year.
The man said he was 10 years old when the abuse happened.
He told Olympia police Wall touched him and sexually abused him during trips to parks and in a shed in the field behind the boy’s school, Madison Elementary.
Police said they learned of the crime as a result of a civil investigation involving a different former Olympia school bus driver, Gary Shafer.
In 2011, Shafer was sentenced to more than 14 years in prison for molesting girls who rode on his bus.
Detectives said Wall’s accuser came to light while civil attorneys were looking into Shafer’s actions.
A spokesperson for the Olympia School District said Wall resigned in March to take a driver’s job with the municipal transit agency, Intercity.
Wall’s attorney said his client is innocent and claimed Wall passed a polygraph test.
A Thurston County judge ordered Wall held in jail on $300,000.
If he is released, he is not supposed to have any contact with children.