Crime & Courts

Former bus driver sentenced to life in prison

WICHITA — A former Wichita school bus driver who was convicted of engaging in sexual acts with a 6-year-old student on his route was sentenced today to life in prison.

Billy J. Reynolds, 75, who was sentenced under Kansas' Jessica's Law for child sex offenders, must serve a minimum of 25 years before he's eligible for parole.

Prosecutors said Reynolds molested the girl four times from October 2008 to January 2009. He was fired after being charged with the crimes in January 2009.