Criminal Sex Bus Driver Sentenced 30 Jan 13

A former area school bus driver found guilty of molesting a 5-year-old girl has been sentenced to a year in jail and 10 years of supervised probation for the crime. 64-year-old Loren Patrick Eisenbarth of Morgan was a van driver for a company providing transportation for the Cedar Mountain School District when the incident occurred last January. He was found guilty of 2nd-degree criminal sexual conduct in a trial last month for inappropriately touching the special needs child, but was acquitted on a 1st-degree criminal sexual conduct charge. In addition to the jail and probation time, Eisenbarth will also be required to register as a predatory sex offender and complete and follow the recommendations of a psycho-sexual evaluation. He can also have no contact with females under the age of 18, and is prohibited from transporting any children under 18. A 36-month prison sentence was stayed during Monday’s sentencing hearing.

  • Victim’s Father

    I would like to add a few items on the article posted above.  The article mentions that it was a jury trial but it was in fact a bench trial that was conducted in December.  Also, the victim is referred to as a special needs child.  The truth of the matter is that she is a very intelligent little girl who was attending ECFE classes to help with a speech delay.  She is very capable of communicating but was slightly behind the average child her age and the program was available so she was entered into it to help her catch up before she began Kindergarten.  As the victim’s father, I take offense to her being called special needs, she has enough to deal with in life because of Loren Eisenbarth’s actions, without being mis-labeled by the media.

  • Kyle sparrow

    Only a year in prison!!!! There’s ppl doin more time then that for way less serious stuff. He shoulda got like 5 years. 2nd degree criminal conduct is pretty dam serious I think it’s a joke he only got a year. Hopefully he gets what’s comming to him in prison!! He deserves every bad thing that has happend and what will happen to him. Makes me sick