A driver who transported special needs children is accused of sexually assaulting a young boy in his care.
Eagan resident Charles E. Glover, 52, who is also known as Charles E. Davenport, was charged Wednesday in Ramsey County District Court with one count of second-degree criminal sexual conduct.
According to the complaint: Police were notified in January that a 5-year-old boy was assaulted by Glover in Mounds Park last summer when the boy was 4.
Glover, who apparently went by “Carlos,” picked up the boy from child care and took him to the park on the way to a treatment center where he was seen for attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD).
The boy was interviewed at the Midwest Children’s Resource Center. He said that while at the park, Carlos got out of the vehicle, unbuckled the boy’s seat belt and asked the boy to stand up. Carlos then pulled the boy’s pants down and squeezed the boy’s penis.
The boy said he didn’t see or touch Carlos’ genitals, but that Carlos showed him a picture of a penis on a cellphone.
Glover was a driver for Twin City Transportation, and matched the description provided by the boy. He had driven the boy 38 times between June 1 and July 29 of last year, according to the complaint.
The company could not be immediately reached for comment Thursday. According to its website, the company has provided special needs transportation services since 1989.
Glover declined an interview when he was contacted by police.
He was arrested Monday, and authorities found a note in his wallet written in “childlike” handwriting addressed “Dear Carlos,” the complaint said. The note appeared to be old, and contained the word “therapist” broken into “the-rapist.”
The charge filed against him alleges that he was accused of inappropriately touching a 10-year-old boy’s genitals in 1998, but that he denied the encounter. Criminal charges were never filed.
Glover also was accused in 2010 of possessing child porn involving boys on his computer. He denied those allegations as well, and charges were never filed.