Duluth, MN (Northland's NewsCenter) --- Remaining charges have been dropped against a former Two Harbors school bus driver accused of sexual misconduct.
An original jury trial for Jimmy Jerome James in November resulted in acquittal on three charges and a mistrial on two other charges.
James was accused of inappropriately touching children on his bus route. The alleged victims were between the ages of 6 and 10.
On Friday, prosecutor for the county Nate Stumme filed a dismissal of all remaining charges. The dismissal documents show that the decision was made after prosecutors consulted with law enforcement, jurors from the original trial and the parents of the alleged victims.
The state is confident that dismissal is the best course of action.
The decision was made after weighing such factors as the well-being of the juvenile victims, and the duty to ensure public safety.
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