Alabama police charged a 23-year-old Florida man with several crimes after he pretended to be a teenager so he could board a school bus to meet with a 15-year-old girl.
On Sept. 27, an Enterprise High School teacher contacted police after observing an adult man riding on a shuttle bus that was transporting students from the Enterprise Career and Technology Center back to the high school.
Police stated that the man, identified as Dennis Wimberly of Pompano, Florida, previously had an alleged sexual encounter with a 15-year-old girl, who helped him board the bus so the two could meet up.
Police did not reveal how the teen and Wimberly met or when they initially began interacting. However, Wimberly and the teen had allegedly exchanged sexual materials, which led to his arrest. Wimberly was taken into custody and charged with second-degree rape, trespassing on a school bus, transmitting obscene material to a child, and possession of drug paraphernalia.
“ECS does not take situations like this lightly and understands the concern that a situation like this can cause for our students, parents/guardians and staff members,” Enterprise City Schools said in a social media post.
The district also said officials are reviewing bus loading procedures and protocols.
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