Former Emporia driving instructor faces sexual abuse charge

Gavel (KSN News)

EMPORIA, Kan. (AP) – A former Emporia driving school instructor faces charges accusing him of sexually abusing a teenager.

The Emporia Gazette reports that Robert L. Jones of Emporia was charged this week in Lyon County court with aggravated sexual battery of a 16-year-old. The criminal complaint says the alleged crime occurred in August.

Jones has been fired from his position as director of an Emporia driving school, which was has also been shut down.

Jones’ next court appearance is scheduled for Nov. 14.

A phone number for a lawyer listed for Jones rang unanswered Saturday.