Trial Against Port Bus Driver Charged With Sexual Assault Pushed to May

Randy R. Mayer faces four felony counts of sexual assault of a child under the age of 13. The trial had been rescheduled to start on Wednesday, but has been pushed back again, set to start May 21.

The  for Randy R. Mayer — the bus driver charged with inappropriately touching students on his route — has been pushed back to May 21.

The trial — related to  involving three children — will instead begin at 8:30 a.m. May 21.

According to court records, Mayer appeared in court Tuesday with his attorney, Michael Penkwitz, after an emergency request from the defense to delay the trial based on new information they received today that could cause a possible "issue" with the trial.

Mayer, 225 S. Madison Ave., is charged with  of first-degree sexual assault of a child under the age of 13, and faces up to 240 years in prison. He was  with three felony counts involving two boys; the  when another boy came forward. .

Mayer had initially posted a $2,500 bond in connection with the first three charges, but remains in custody after a $10,000 cash bond was set in connection with his fourth felony charge.

The first three charges involved two boys, 9 and 10 years old, which took place between Oct. 1-13, 2011. The Port Washington Police Department interviewed 37 students about the allegations, said former Police Chief Richard Thomas. Details from the criminal complaint . The fourth charge, with allegations similar to the other cases, involved a 6-year-old boy.

Jaime Sommers April 26, 2012 at 12:28 AM
Please - community - if you have ANY more info about this guy and his actions besides what has already been reported, let your police department or DA know. It appears the defense is delaying the case and perhaps this man will not be held accountable and then he may walk free to assault more little boys, yours and mine, and your neighbors and anyone else he can find. He is ill and needs help, and prosecution is what we have to keep him off the streets. He also drove a Saukville Summer School bus the last few years. Ask your boys if they know him by his picture. Ask your boys if he ever did anything they didn't like or if they have anything they'd like to share with you about him. The fact that this was delayed TWICE is a bad sign for the prosecution. Little boys don't just make up three separate stories that are similar and say that a man whom they trusted touched them on their genitalia. That just doesn't make sense to even think that. He needs to be held accountable and it's up to the community to help, if we have any more legitimate situations that may results in additional charges so that this can be moved forward and completed, once and for all and to reduce the chance that he again walks the streets free to touch our boys at the park, on the bus, at festivals, pretty much whenever you aren't looking and aren't there to protect them....
Terry April 26, 2012 at 04:38 AM
Delays in court proceedings are quite common. I wouldn't read anything into the delay, and in fact I would encourage you to prepare yourself for the possiblity of more. I would certainly hope that anyone with information would come forward. I would caution however that if you have suspicions that your child was a victim, you need to let the cops and experts ask your child the questions. Parental involvement can taint the value of the childs testimony in the eyes of the court.
Jaime Sommers April 26, 2012 at 02:03 PM
Good point, Terry. Of course as a parent you make the initial discovery and then whatever you need to do for your child such as remind the child they did nothing wrong and it will be okay, then immediately make the appointment by calling the police department who puts you in touch with the detective who will handle it. Very wise and thank you. Delays in court cases may be common but the specific delays this time in this case may be particularly unique according to sentiment observed amongst some officials close to the case. Anyway, not arguing that point, just attempting to clarify that it wasn't a blanket statement about court, but made with specific concern about this one. I do think the public, all of us, should be at least a little bit concerned and hopefully therefore motivated and willing to bring forward any more discoveries in the interest of keeping our community just a little bit safer. One less alleged pedophile out and about in our community is, indeed, one less, which I believe most would agree is a very good thing. Thanks Terry, excellent point. If you find a victim, minimize conversation and do leave the deep facts discovery to Law Enforcement. You won't enjoy the facts anyway and what's done is done. Now there just needs to be accountablity. They are very professional and sensitive and have proven to clearly care about the children in our community and are able to do a sensitive job very professionally with extra care.


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