School bus driver accused of sexually assaulting disabled adult

A Polk County school bus driver was charged Tuesday with sexually battering a mentally and physically disabled adult, the Hillsborough County Sheriff's Office said.

Brian Coffee, 55, of Plant City assaulted the victim at a Hillsborough County assisted living facility, deputies said.

He has been with the Polk school district since 2010.

Officials said Coffee drove school buses serving the following schools in 2016-17 school year: George W. Jenkins Senior High, Medulla Elementary, Lakeland Highlands Middle, Mulberry Middle, James W. Sikes Elementary and Kingsford Elementary.

Polk deputies and school officials said they are unaware of any inappropriate contact between Coffee and students, but anyone with information is asked to contact the Polk County Sheriff's Office at (863) 298-6200 or local police.

Hillsborough County detectives said Coffee  worked at several assisted living facilities since 2009, deputies said.

Detectives are not aware of any other victims at the facilities, but  if anyone has knowledge of  other victims, they are asked to please contact the sheriff's office at (813) 247-8200.

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