CAPITOL HEIGHTS, Md. - A Prince George's County school bus aide, who was accused of sexually assaulting two children with special needs, is scheduled to appear in court Friday.
38-year-old Michael Patopie is facing charges of second-degree child abuse, sex offenses and assault involving two children who attend James Ryder Randall Elementary School in Clinton, Md. Charging documents say the students involved in this case are 4 and 5 years old.
Patopie was taken into custody in September after detectives reviewed video of him sitting next to the alleged victims on a bus.
His attorney has previously argued that his arrest was based on speculation since the alleged abuse was not caught on camera.
It is possible Patopie may accept a plea deal in the case.