Woman sues bus company, claims driver sexually abused and impregnated her as minor

By Annie Cosby | Apr 11, 2014

A Cook County woman is suing over claims she was sexually abused by a school bus driver.

The woman filed a lawsuit April 7 in the Cook County Circuit Court against Fredrick Henderson and Neal's Bus Service Inc., citing the state's Gender Violence Act.

According to the complaint, between 2007 and 2009, the then-minor woman was coerced into oral sex and sexual intercourse with Henderson, her junior high school bus driver.

The plaintiff claims she became pregnant as a result of one of the incidents.

The suit accuses Henderson of assault and battery and Neal's Bus Service of negligent hiring, training and supervision and for continuing to employ Henderson when it had knowledge of his previous inappropriate behavior toward minor females.

The plaintiff is seeking more than $50,000 in damages and is being represented in the case by attorney Jeffrey S. Deutschman of Deutschman & Associates P.C.

Cook County Circuit Court Case No. 2014L003908.

This is a report on a civil lawsuit filed in the Cook County Circuit Court. The details in this report come from an original complaint filed by a plaintiff. Please note, a complaint represents an accusation by a private individual, not the government. It is not an indication of guilt, and it only represents one side of the story.

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