Cody Charles Johnson, Garden Grove School Bus Driver, Accused of Molesting Girl Over 7-Year Span

A 14-year veteran worker of the Garden Grove Unified School District was arrested at his home Wednesday for allegedly molesting a girl known to his family from the time she was 5 to 12 years old.

Cody Charles Johnson, 47, of Garden Grove, was taken to the Orange County Jail in Santa Ana and held in lieu of $100,000 bail.

Sheriff's investigators say the victim, now 25, only recently came forward to report the abuse alleged to have happened between 1991 and 1998.

Johnson was a food-service worker for Garden Grove schools from 1997 to 2005 before becoming a district bus driver. For the past six years, his passengers have been special-needs students.

Because the suspect has had direct access to children throughout his years with the district, the sheriff's department is putting the word out for anyone who believes they were victimized to come forward. Call 714.647.7000 if you know anything.

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