free prisonerHigh court judge, Bernie Stephenson, has sentenced bus driver, Anselm ‘Jackie’ Drigo of Canefield, to nine years in prison after a jury found him guilty of unlawfully having sex with a 13-year-old.

Reports indicate the child was a ‘good friend’ of Drigo , 48, and he would take her to school on his bus.

In 2011, according to court reports, he invited her to his home for food after school. He then invited her to his room but she hesitated.

She eventually went to the room where Drigo proceeded to have unlawful sexual contact with her.

He then gave her some food and sent her home. It is reported this became a regular occurence.

In 2012, the young girl spoke to a welfare official at her school about the entire matter

When confronted, Drigo admitted to the offense to the police.

“I am sorry, I loved her,” he said. “I was watching her and wanted to be there for her. She is a nice girl.”