School bus driver charged with sexual assault

October 12, 2009 (FOND DU LAC, Wis.) Fifty-seven-year-old William A. Rangel made his initial appearance in Fond du Lac County Circuit Court on Monday on one count of repeated sexual assault of a child and four counts of lewd and lascivious behavior.

Assistant District Attorney Kathryn Haupt had sought $75,000 bail, alleging Rangel threatened the 8-year-old assault victim. She was not a passenger on his bus, but he's charged with exposing himself to another girl who was.

Public defender Margaret Vinz requested lower bail, citing his lack of criminal history and his residency in Fond du Lac for nine years.

A preliminary hearing is set for Nov. 12.

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