The suit, which was filed in Cook County Circuit Court on Thursday, alleges the boy was sexually assaulted while restrained on the bus by the driver. The family is seeking damages from the bus driver, the busing company and the Chicago Public School system, according the the Chicago Breaking News Center.
The bus driver was charged with kidnapping the boy from Chicago’s Hyde Park neighborhood on the South Side, according to a report last week in the Chicago Tribune.
Police reported that the 67-year-old Jewels Bus Company driver was arrested and charged following the Tuesday Sept. 15 incident. Authorities reported that the boy was supposed to be dropped off Tuesday morning at the Murray Language Academy in Hyde Park, but the driver detained him on the bus for several hours.
The boy was drooped off at his house about 3 p.m. Tuesday, according to a Chicago Public Schools spokeswoman.
Chicago police and Chicago Public School officials had been investigating alleged “inappropriate behavior” by the driver, according to the Sun-Times.
The lawsuit was filed by attorney Rahsaan A. Gordon of Chicago.