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South Bend school bus driver arrested allegedly seeking sex

South Bend school bus driver arrested allegedly seeking sex

Postby Happy Mom » Tue Sep 03, 2019 2:09 pm

South Bend school bus driver arrested, suspended from job for allegedly seeking sex with 14-year-old
By Deanese Williams-Harris Chicago Tribune (TNS) 8 hrs ago

Mitchell Mace
Mitchell Mace, 53, of South Bend, Indiana, was charged with indecent solicitation after trying to met a minor for sexual relations on the South Side, police said on Aug. 31, 2019. - Original Credit: (Chicago police / HANDOUT)

A South Bend school bus driver has been suspended from his job after being arrested in Chicago for allegedly soliciting an underage girl for sex.

Mitchell R. Mace, 53, drove to Chicago’s South Shore neighborhood Friday thinking he was going to meet a 14-year-old girl for sexual relations, but once he parked and got out of his vehicle, he was arrested by undercover detectives, Chicago police said.

He was responding to an online advertisement saying he wanted to have sex with an unknown 14-year-old girl, according to police.

Mace is employed as a South Bend Community School Corp. bus driver.

"He was immediately suspended (from that job) pending the outcome of the police investigation," South Bend schools spokeswoman Susan Guibert said Monday.

Mace was seen arriving shortly after 11 a.m. Friday to the 2500 block of East 71st Street, where he parked and exited his vehicle, police said. Once he got out of the car, he was placed into custody by Chicago police.

Mace was charged with traveling to meet a minor and indecent solicitation/aggravated criminal sexual abuse, police said.

South Bend Tribune reporter Margaret Fosmoe contributed to this report. ... 28efe.html
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