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May 1, 2014

Former Olathe school bus driver faces child sex charge

A former school bus driver in Olathe has been charged with taking indecent liberties with a child.

A former school bus driver in Olathe has been charged with taking indecent liberties with a child.

Authorities said that the charge against 51-year-old Philip Wesley Brown did not involve a student related to his job.

The charge filed in Johnson County District Court accuses Brown of fondling a child born in 2007. The alleged crime occurred in February in Olathe.

Brown was arrested and made his first appearance in court Wednesday. A judge set his bond at $50,000. He remained in custody Thursday.

The bus company reported that Brown was terminated last month after company officials learned of the allegations.

Tony Rizzo, trizzo@kcstar.com

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