A Jackson County grand jury indicted a local school bus monitor yesterday on charges of sexual abuse of a preteen child. The suspect, Jimmy Dean Gairson, 46, of Shady Cove, is charged with first-degree sexual abuse and second-degree sexual penetration, and is lodged at the Jackson County Jail.
The charges are unrelated to his position as a school bus monitor. The abuse occurred while the victim lived in Gairson’s home in Shady Cove.
At the time of his arrest, Gairson was employed by the bus contracting company First Student as a school bus monitor for the Central Point School District. Gairson was not employed directly by the school district, and at this time there is no information to suggest he victimized children as a result of his employment with First Student.
Based on information gathered in the investigations, detectives believe Gairson had access to numerous other unidentified children in his home.
If anyone has additional information on the suspect, call the JCSO Tip Line at (541) 774-8333 and reference case number 22-2263.
Courtesy of JCSO