I-Team: Man arrested for sexually assaulting 2 women is CCSD bus driver

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A man accused of sexually assaulting two women is a bus driver for the Clark County School District.

Cesar Jimenez, 55, was arrested Sept. 10 during a traffic stop in the area of Bonanza Road and Eastern Avenue.  According to officers, when he was pulled over, Jimenez was driving a black Kia sedan, which matched the description of the car the woman who was sexually assaulted gave to police.

Police say the woman was walking near the intersection of S. Casino Center Boulevard and E. Oakey Boulevard when a black sedan pulled up next to her.  The man driving the sedan, who has been identified by police as Jimenez, rolled down the window and said something to her, but she didn’t hear him, so she approached the door, and that’s when he ordered her into the car while holding a gun.

The woman told police, the man, who has been identified as Jimenez drove around the area and eventually stopped the vehicle in a neighborhood near W. Oakey Boulevard and Ivanhoe Way. That’s where he sexually assaulted the victim inside of the vehicle at gunpoint. 

Police said Jimenez punched the woman and then shoved her out of the vehicle when he was done. She then ran from the area and reported the incident to a Nevada Highway Patrol trooper in the area.

Records show Cesar Jimenez was also arrested in 2017 for soliciting a prostitute. According to the website Transparent Nevada, Jimenez has worked for CCSD as a bus driver since at least 2009.
    
8 News NOW reached out to the district Monday.  A spokesperson sent the following statement.

“Jimenez will be placed on indefinite suspension upon his release from jail.”

The spokesperson said the district has to wait for his release because of due process and a collective bargaining agreement.

In the meantime, Metro Police said an event with a similar suspect and vehicle description as Jimenez was also reported in May 2018. Detectives believe Jimenez may be connected to that incident too.

Jimenez was booked into the Clark County Detention Center where he faces charges of:

  • Sexual assault with use of a deadly weapon (3 counts)
  • Kidnapping (2 counts)
  • Battery to commit sexual assault (2 counts)

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