Fayetteville-Manlius substitute bus driver charged with rape

Frank Taylor

An Onondaga County Corrections Officer and substitute bus driver for the Fayetteville-Manlius School District is accused of raping a runaway teen.

On Monday night, Manlius police were called to the Carriage House Apartments in the Town of Manlius. Police were looking for a 17 year old teen they say ran away from Steuben County.

Police say they spoke to Frank Taylor, 48, who told them the teen wasn't in his apartment. As police conducted their investigation, they found the teen. Police say once they got the 17 year old out of Taylor's apartment, the case was turned over to the Onondaga County Sheriff's Office.

Deputies say the Investigations Division Detectives discovered that the 17 year old had been raped by Taylor in his apartment on Sunday. Taylor was arrested and charged with rape.

The Fayetteville-Manlius School District released a statement responding to the arrest. The school says they talked to the sheriffâ??s office and no F-M students are involved in the allegations. They also say the incident did not happen during school hours or on school property.

The district says Taylor has been removed from the substitute driver list pending the investigation. The district says Taylor went through a background check and fingerprint clearance when he was hired, as required by state law.

Taylor was arraigned in the Town of Manlius court and is being held at the Justice Center pending $15,000 cash or $30,000 bond.

The Steuben County Sheriff's Office is also investigating this incident and says additional charges are likely to follow.

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