ROCKVILLE, Md. - A bus driver for Montgomery County Public Schools who was charged with raping a student on his bus route has now been connected to the sexual abuse of four more students, according to officials.
It was announced in early August that 62-year-old Etienne Kabongo was charged with second-degree rape, sexual abuse of a minor, and third-degree sexual offense. Now, officials said he has been indicted on 14 counts sexual abuse stemming from his contact with a total of four students on his bus route from May through July 2018. The indictment includes the prior charges announced in early August, according to school officials.
The suspect, known by some as "Mr. Steve," was a bus driver with the district since 2006 and has primarily driven for students receiving special education services at multiple schools across the county during the school year and the summer, according to the district.
School officials announced Kabongo was no longer employed with the district and was in custody.
The complete list of schools and the time period in which Kabongo drove for them can be found here.
Authorities said they worry there could be even more victims. Anyone who is concerned that their child has been victimized by Kabongo was urged to call the Special Victims Investigations Division of the Montgomery County Police Department at (240) 773-5400.
The district said it's coordinating with Tree House Child Advocacy Center to ensure counseling support and resources are available to its students and staff. Anyone who needs counseling support can contact Tree House at (240) 777-4699.