A recently terminated Charlottesville City school bus driver has been indicted on multiple, felony sex charges regarding children.

Darrell Eugene Farley (also referred to as Darrell Eugene Farley, Jr.), age 35, was booked on April 2, 2013 and presently is being held in the Rockingham Regional Jail.

As confirmed by Charlottesville Human Resource Director, Galloway Beck, Darrell Eugene Farley was a Charlottesville school bus operator, employed by the city over a ten-year period:

From: “Beck, Galloway”
Date: May 20, 2013 01:35:50 PM EDT
To: ‘Schilling Show’

Subject: RE: Employment Inquiry

Hello,

We have a record for an ex-employee named Darrell Eugene Farley, Jr.  Mr. Farley worked for the City from September 22, 2003 – July 19, 2011 and from August 18, 2012 – April 24, 2013.  He was School Bus Operator in the Pupil Transportation Section of Transit in the Public Works Department.  The reason for his leaving employment with us is a personnel issue and not subject to a FOIA request.  Please let me know if you have other questions.

Galloway

Galloway Beck, SPHR
Human Resources Director
City of Charlottesville

According to Virginia Courts Case Information, Farley’s charges include:

§ 18.2-374.3: Use of communications systems to facilitate certain offenses involving children.

A. As used in subsections C, D, and E “use a communications system” means making personal contact or direct contact through any agent or agency, any print medium, the United States mail, any common carrier or communication common carrier, any electronic communications system, the Internet, or any telecommunications, wire, computer network, or radio communications system.

B. It shall be unlawful for any person to use a communications system, including but not limited to computers or computer networks or bulletin boards, or any other electronic means for the purposes of procuring or promoting the use of a minor for any activity in violation of § 18.2-370 or § 18.2-374.1. A violation of this subsection is a Class 6 felony.

C. It shall be unlawful for any person 18 years of age or older to use a communications system, including but not limited to computers or computer networks or bulletin boards, or any other electronic means, for the purposes of soliciting, with lascivious intent, any person he knows or has reason to believe is a child less than 15 years of age to knowingly and intentionally:

1. Expose his sexual or genital parts to any child to whom he is not legally married or propose that any such child expose his sexual or genital parts to such person;

2. Propose that any such child feel or fondle the sexual or genital parts of such person or propose that such person feel or fondle the sexual or genital parts of any such child;

3. Propose to such child the performance of an act of sexual intercourse or any act constituting an offense under §18.2-361; or

4. Entice, allure, persuade, or invite any such child to enter any vehicle, room, house, or other place, for any purposes set forth in the preceding subdivisions.

and;

 § 18.2-370: Taking indecent liberties with children

A. Any person 18 years of age or over, who, with lascivious intent, knowingly and intentionally commits any of the following acts with any child under the age of 15 years is guilty of a Class 5 felony:

(1) Expose his or her sexual or genital parts to any child to whom such person is not legally married or propose that any such child expose his or her sexual or genital parts to such person; or

(2) [Repealed.]

(3) Propose that any such child feel or fondle the sexual or genital parts of such person or propose that such person feel or fondle the sexual or genital parts of any such child; or

(4) Propose to such child the performance of an act of sexual intercourse or any act constituting an offense under §18.2-361; or

(5) Entice, allure, persuade, or invite any such child to enter any vehicle, room, house, or other place, for any of the purposes set forth in the preceding subdivisions of this section.

Sources inside the Charlottesville City School Division provided an unconfirmed report that Darrell Eugene Farley was caught in a Virginia State Police sex-sting operation.

Farley most recently was driving Charlottesville school bus #25 and was the driver involved in a January BB/Airsoft gun discharge aboard his bus.

Neither Charlottesville City, who officially employed Farley, nor Charlottesville City Schools, whose students were in daily direct contact with Darrell Eugene Farley, has notified the public of the former bus driver’s arrest and the serious, sex-related charges against him. Farley is scheduled to appear before a grand jury today.

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