Former Utah school bus driver accused of child sex abuse headed to trial

Posted at 11:58 AM, Apr 07, 2015
and last updated 2015-04-07 14:09:58-04

WEST JORDAN, Utah – A Utah man accused of abusing two special needs children who rode his school bus was supposed to have his final pretrial hearing Tuesday but there will now be at least one more hearing before his trial begins.

Officials said John Carrelll’s attorney, Ron Yengich, said he wants to go over the main evidence against his client, the security video from a Canyons District school bus.

It allegedly shows Carrell fondling two kindergartners on the bus.

He is now facing  more than 30 felony counts of child sex abuse, mainly as a result of that tape.

If convicted, he could spend 15 years to life in prison.

Carrell’s next pretrial hearing is Monday, April 13.