Kenneth Cannon arrested: Upper Dublin school bus aide accused of having sexual contact with students

TWP UPPER DUBLIN, Pennsylvania (WPVI) — An Upper Dublin school bus assistant faces charges after allegedly having sexual contact with several primary school students.

Kenneth Cannon, 71, of Willow Grove, was arrested and appeared before a judge Wednesday on charges of indecent assault, sexual contact with a student at school, child endangerment and other related offenses.

According to the Upper Dublin School District, Cannon helps transport students to and from Thomas Fitzwater and Jarrtown Primary Schools.

Cannon allegedly invited girls ages 6 to 12 to sit on his lap during bus rides. The alleged incidents occurred between February and May 2022, the district said.

In one instance, a victim told police Cannon rubbed her shoulders and thighs after being invited onto his lap.

According to a probable cause affidavit, the victim described Cannon’s contact as “unwanted” and “terrible,” and said Cannon advised her “not to tell anyone.”

Cannon is also accused of touching a 7-year-old student on the bus.

Upper Dublin School District say they were informed of the allegations on May 26, 2022 and Cannon and the bus driver were placed on administrative leave.

Cannon’s preliminary hearing is scheduled for August 12.

If you have any information about this case please contact the Upper Dublin Police Department at (215) 646-2100 or dial 911.

Upper Dublin School District released this statement on Cannon’s arrest:

“On May 26, 2022, the district learned of allegations against Kenneth Cannon, one of our volunteers who assists in transporting students to and from Thomas Fitzwater and Jarrtown Elementary Schools. On that day, he and the bus driver were put on administrative leave until the end of a police investigation, these employees no longer had any contact with our students due to their leave of absence.

Since May, the district has been working with local authorities on this ongoing police matter. Today we were informed by the Upper Dublin Police Department that Kenneth Cannon has been arrested and charged with serious offenses including inappropriate contact with two students and corruption of a minor, which stem from alleged incidents between February and May 2022. This remains a staff and police matter; Therefore we are unable to make any further comments at this time. The safety of our students is always our top priority. The district will not tolerate behavior that interferes with our ability to provide a safe environment for students. The District will continue to cooperate fully with the authorities as this situation develops.

This matter remains an active investigation. If you believe you have any information regarding this matter please contact the Upper Dublin Police Department at (215) 646-2100 or dial 911.”

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