TULLYTOWN, PA — A former school bus driver from Tullytown has been accused of raping two teen boys — one of them his own foster child — and arranging for other men to have sex with at least one of them.
John Michael Evans, 40, of Lilac Lane, was arrested Tuesday on charges of rape, child pornography, sex trafficking of a minor and more, according to the Bucks County District Attorney’s office.
Evans, who worked as a bus driver for the Pennsbury and Bristol Township school districts, was being held at Bucks County Correctional Facility in lieu of $500,000 bail.
“These two young men have probably spared more victims from abuse at the hands of this serial child predator by bravely coming forward to police about how he victimized them,” said Bucks County District Attorney Matthew Weintraub. “I am sorry that they had to suffer this horrific abuse. We owe them a tremendous debt for their bravery.”
According to prosecutors, Evans abused the boys repeatedly between January 2017 and June 2020. The more recent victim came forward this month to report the abuse to Tullytown Police, according to the DA’s office.
The boy told police that Evans had begun sexually abusing him in April, shortly after the boy, who was then 16, was placed in Evans’ care, according to a criminal complaint. He said Evans had abused him “too many times to count” and that Evans had nude photos of the teen and had arranged sex with other men that included the boy, according to the complaint.
Evans instructed the boy to tell the other men he was an adult if asked, the complaint says. It says he also told the boy about his abuse of a previous victim. He told him no one believed the other boy and that no one would believe him if he told anyone what was happening, according to police.
The first victim, who is now 17, reported in December that Evans had sexually abused him. But police say an investigation “did not uncover evidence sufficient to support criminal charges.”
As a result of the new investigation, charges have now been filed in that case, Weintraub’s office said.
Authorities say that, due to his job, Evans “had extensive contact with other children … and it is possible there may be additional victims in this case.” He also is believed to have been involved with youth sports, the DA’s office said.
Anyone who believes they may have been victimized by Evans, or has information about others who have been victimized, are encouraged to contact Bucks County Detective Lt. David Kemmerer or Detective David Coyne at 215-348-6354 or Tullytown Police Sgt. Andrew Bunda at 215-945-0999, Ext. 225.