Former bus driver changes plea in sex case

A former Kingman school bus driver charged with felony sexual conduct with a minor pleaded guilty Tuesday in Mohave County Superior Court to reduced charges.

Adam J.

Jessmon agreed to plead guilty to two counts of attempted sexual conduct with a minor.

He had been charged two counts of sexual conduct with a minor.

Under the agreement, Judge Steven Conn could sentence Jessmon to five to 15 years in prison and probation for one of the counts.

For the other count, Jessmon is guaranteed to be sentenced to a minimum of five years probation.

Jessmon is scheduled to be sentenced July 22.

Jessmon, 22, is accused of having illegal sexual contact Feb.

7 with a 14-year-old girl on a school bus while it was parked on a deserted section of Airway Avenue.

The girl, who attended the Kingman High School South Campus, told a Kingman Police Department school resource officer about the incident.

Police officers then arrested Jessmon.

Jessmon began working as a bus driver for Kingman Unified School District in October.

He dropped off all the students on the afternoon run that day except the girl before engaging in sexual misconduct on two occasions with her.

Background and fingerprint checks with the FBI and the Arizona Department of Public Safety on Jessmon disclosed no prior arrests.