Crime

Judge won’t lower bail for school bus driver accused molesting 9-year-old

David Kenneth Lamb, 48, of Arroyo Grande, remains in County Jail in lieu of $100,000 bail. He is accused of molesting a 9-year-old girl.
David Kenneth Lamb, 48, of Arroyo Grande, remains in County Jail in lieu of $100,000 bail. He is accused of molesting a 9-year-old girl.

A Lucia Mar school bus driver charged with molesting a 9-year-old girl will not be freed on less than $100,000 bail, a judge ruled Monday.

David Kenneth Lamb, 48, has remained in San Luis Obispo County Jail since his June 7 arrest following a search of his home in the 1900 block of Lyn Road in Arroyo Grande. At a bail hearing Monday, Superior Court Judge Tana Coates denied Lamb’s request for lower bail, according to court records.

His attorney, Kenneth Cirisan, could not be reached for comment.

Lamb pleaded not guilty last week to counts of committing forcible lewd acts with a minor, sexual penetration of a child and sending harmful material with intent to seduce a minor. The complaint alleges the crimes occurred between Jan. 1 and May 30, while Lamb was a bus driver for the school district. County District Attorney Dan Dow has said that the alleged contact occurred while Lamb was “in the course of performing his duties as a district bus driver.”

The Lucia Mar School District has declined to comment on the case or Lamb’s employment.

Lamb is scheduled to return to court July 10.

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