School bus driver accused of sending sexual messages to boy to face judge



ORANGE COUNTY, Fla. - An Orange County school bus driver is in jail, accused of sending sexual text messages to a 13-year-old boy, according to deputies.

School bus driver, 41-year-old William Matthew Greene, is being held at the Orange County Jail without bond on charges of solicitation of a minor via computer and lewd or lascivious conduct.

The Orange County Sheriff's Office told WFTV the case began when a relative of the teen picked up his cell phone and read his text messages that were sexual in nature.

The family member then contacted the sheriff's office and detectives with the sex crimes unit tracked the messages back to Greene.

According to the sheriff’s office, Greene got the victim’s phone number by telling him he was changing routes and just wanted to keep in touch.

Among many of the text messages found on the phone, one read: “I prefer the companionship of young males, what would you say about that?" according to the arresting affidavit.

Because Greene worked in a position that required him to have contact with children, the sheriff's office is concerned there could more victims.

Later Friday morning, WFTV hopes to learn how long Greene has worked for the school district.

Green is scheduled to make a first appearance at 8:30 a.m. on Friday.

Investigators are asking anyone aware of other inappropriate activity to please contact the Orange County Sheriff's Office at 407-254-7000.

WFTV will be in touch with detectives to find out if they believe there are more victims.