Former School Bus Driver Sentenced 10-20 for Sex Abuse of Teen Boys
A Tullytown man will spend at least the next ten years of his life as he was sentenced Tuesday for abusing two boys.
John Michel Evans 41, pleaded guilty, in February to two counts involuntary deviate sexual intercourse and one count of sex trafficking.
Common Pleas Judge Raymond F. McHugh called Evans a evil man prior to imposing a negotiated sentence of 10 to 20 years state prison along with 20 years of probation following his release. Evans also has to be assessed by the Sex Offender Assessment Board to determine his level level of sex offender classification.
In court yesterday, Deputy District Attorney Mary Kate Kohler read a victim impact statement from one of the victims who told the judge to “please stop him for as long as possible.” The second victim said the abuse gave him post-traumatic stress disorder and nightmares, a release said.
Evans abused the boys separately and repeatedly between January 2017 and June 2020, when the more recent victim reported the abuse to Police. Evans began abusing him in April shortly after the boy, then 16, was placed in Evans’ care.
In addition to abusing the boy himself, Evans possessed nude photographs of the boy and arranged sexual encounters with other men in which he included the boy.
Evans also told the boy about his abuse of the previous victim and said no one believed the first victim and would not believe him if he reported the abuse. That victim, now 17, reported Evans had sexually abused him on numerous occasions.
Prior to his arrest, Evans worked as a bus driver for the Pennsbury and Bristol Township school districts.
“As is too often the case, this predator intentionally placed himself in a position of trust relative to the children he preyed upon,” District Attorney Matt Weintraub said. “He deserves every minute of the ten to twenty year state prison sentence he got. Total confinement is the only way we can keep other children safe from him.”
This case was investigated by Bucks County Detectives and the Tullytown Borough Police Department and was prosecuted by Deputy District Attorney Mary Kate Kohler.