A 23-year-old case of child sexual abuse in Oregon is now coming to a close after the school bus driver accused of assaulting children has turned himself in.
The FBI says that Wayne Arthur Silsbee, 62, turned himself in to their custody after being on the run since the mid 90's!
Silsbee was accused of assaulting several female students between the ages of 8-10 years old who he met through babysitting or "taking them to various events".
According to reports Silsbee "was charged with sodomy, sexual abuse, unlawful penetration and endangering the welfare of a child, online jail records show.
The assaults allegedly occurred between September 1995 and April 1996 in Clackamas County, according to the FBI.
A local arrest warrant for Silsbee was filed on July 24, 1996, and the FBI issued a federal arrest warrant charging him with unlawful flight to avoid prosecution on September 19, 1996."
While on the run around the country, "Silsbee took on a number of jobs - one of which saw him encounter children every day in his role as a school bus driver.
He has also worked as a security guard, tax preparer and warehouseman along with several temp agencies.
The FBI also revealed that Silsbee has long shown an interest in nudist activities and had a membership in the American Sunbathing Association."
After all of these years on the run, Silsbee walked into the Oregon City Police Department and turned himself in without prior negotiations or notice.
We guess he finally decided to face the music.
It's believed he may have lived in several different cities and states over the past two-and-a-half decades including Nebraska, Springfield, Missouri, San Francisco Bay, Colorado, Arizona and the northwest of Washington state. Authorities are asking for anyone who has had any contact with Silsbee over the past 23 years to call the Oregon City tip line: 503-496-1616.
Silsbee is currently being held on $50,000 bail at the Clackamas County jail and will appear in court later today.