AUSTIN (KXAN) — A former Austin Independent School District bus driver was sentenced Friday morning in a case where he was accused of inappropriately touching a 5-year-old girl who rode on his bus.

According to an arrest affidavit, Maldonado was accused of inappropriately touching the girl while on the bus from March 1, 2018 to May 23, 2018. 

Cesar Maldonado was charged with indecency with a child by contact. He was sentenced to 20 years in prison and must register as a sex offender when his sentence is complete.

When police interviewed Maldonado in early August, he initially denied having any inappropriate contact with the victim, but the following day, he confessed to touching the child several times, the affidavit says.