#minorsextrafficking | Ex-Bus Driver From Tullytown Gets Prison For Child Sex Abuse

TULLYTOWN, PA — A former school bus driver from Tullytown will spend up to two decades in prison after pleading guilty to sexually abusing two teen boys, including his own foster son.

John Michael Evans, 41, was sentenced Tuesday to 10-20 years in state prison. Evans had pleaded guilty in February to two counts of involuntary deviate sexual intercourse and one count of sex trafficking of a minor.

During the sentencing, Common Pleas Judge Raymond F. McHugh called Evans an evil man who preys on the week and disadvantaged. He was further sentenced to 20 years consecutive probation and ordered to undergo an evaluation to determine his sex-offender classification.

In court, Deputy District Attorney Mary Kate Kohler read a statement from one of Evans’ victims who asked the judge to “please stop him for as long as possible.” The second victim said he has suffered post-traumatic stress and nightmares after the abuse.

Evans abused the boys separately and repeatedly from January 2017 to June 2020. He started abusing his foster son in April 2020, soon after the boy, then 16, was placed in his care.

In addition to the abuse, Evans possessed nude photos of the boy and arranged sexual encounters with other men in which he included the boy. Evans told the teen to say he was an adult if the other men asked.

The boy said Evans would give him alcohol and marijuana before and after the abusive sessions.

Evans also told the boy about his abuse of the previous victim, saying no one believed the first boy and that no one would believe him if he reported the abuse. That victim reported last December that Evans had sexually abused him numerous times.

“As is too often the case, this predator intentionally placed himself in a position of trust relative to the children he preyed upon,” said Bucks County District Attorney Matt Weintraub. “He deserves every minute of the 10 to 20-year state prison sentence he got. Total confinement is the only way we can keep other children safe from him.”

Prior to his arrest, Evans worked as a bus driver for the Pennsbury and Bristol Township school districts.

When Evans was arrested and charged in June, Pennsbury said he worked there from Jan. 17, 2001 through May 10, 2013. No infractions were reported in clearances that were completed prior to his hiring and the district had no reports of improper conduct with students while he was there, a spokeswoman said.

In Bristol Township, Evans worked as a router for STA of Pennsylvania, a subcontractor hired by the school district, from June 2013 until he was suspended due to the charges against him, according to district officials. They also said no infractions were reported in clearances before his hiring and no reports of improper conduct were made against him while he was there.

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