Ex-Merced bus driver pleads not guilty in teen sex case

November 14, 2012 12:17:37 AM PST
A former North Valley school bus driver pleaded not guilty to charges of having sexual relations with a teenage student.

Merced police arrested Efrain Orozco in September. An officer says he found the man in the back seat of his car with a 17-year-old. Investigators say he was the teenager's bus driver. During police questioning, Orozco claimed he thought the girl was older.

He's expected back in court December 17th.