School Bus Driver and Would-Be Rapist

Written by Kari Milchman on . Posted in Crime Watch Our Town Downtown, Posts.

A licensed school bus driver abducted a 17-year-old girl off a Bronx street with the intent of raping her, cops say. Nicholas Vegier, 24, has been charged with attempted rape and unlawful imprisonment after forcing the girl into his van near Evander Childs High School. At the time of his arrest, Vegier was employed by Little Richie Bus Served out of Ozone Park, Queens, and the Elite Ambulette Service in Mount Vernon. But as of yesterday, a Department of Education spokesperson had yet to confirm whether or not Vegier was fulfilling the requirements of his job and actually driving children to school. It seems a passerby notified a 47th Precinct patrol van after hearing the victim’s screams. Officers Julian Pupo and Michael Dimurro opened the ambulette’s doors and found the two naked from the waist down. The girl was quite distressed but not physically injured.