Former Gretna school bus driver pleads guilty to stalking

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GRETNA, Neb. (AP)

A former Gretna school bus driver has pleaded guilty to stalking a woman he met while she rode the bus as a girl.

32-year-old Kevin Klingensmith was charged with violating a protection order and felony stalking, which carries a possible sentence of five years in prison.

Court records show that judges have approved nine protection orders against Klingensmith sought by the victim’s family since she was 11 years old. Deputy Sarpy County Attorney Phil Kleine says investigators determined Klingensmith was on the family’s property last April.

Under the plea agreement, Klingensmith pleaded guilty to misdemeanor stalking, which can carry a penalty of up to a year in prison. He has already spent more than 180 days in jail.

Sentencing is scheduled for March 28.

Source: Omaha World-Herald