|For Immediate Release
Case # 06CF3470
December 24, 2009
|Susan Kang Schroeder
Public Affairs Counsel
SCHOOL BUS DRIVER SENTENCED TO 151 YEARS TO LIFE IN PRISON FOR MOLESTING AND TAKING GRAPHIC PORNOGRAPHIC PHOTOS OF
THREE YOUNG GIRLS
*Met two of his victims while working as a bus driver; third victim kidnapped by promising a trip to Disneyland
SANTA ANA – A Los Alamitos School District bus driver was sentenced today to 151 years to life in state prison for molesting and taking pornographic photographs of three little girls, two of whom he met while driving their school bus and one whom he kidnapped by luring her into his car with the promise of a trip to Disneyland. Terry Shields, 55, Buena Park, was found guilty by a jury Dec. 1, 2009, of 15 felony counts and sentencing enhancement allegations for committing lewd acts on multiple children, substantial sexual conduct with a child, and kidnapping to commit a sexual offense against a child.
The 15 felony counts include three counts of forcible lewd acts on a child under 14, three counts of using a minor for sex acts, and one count of kidnapping to commit child molest for Jane Doe #1. For Jane Doe #2, Shields was found guilty of four counts of lewd acts on a child under 14. For Jane Doe #3, the defendant was found guilty of three counts of lewd acts on a child under 14. He was also convicted of one count of possession of child pornography.
Jane Doe #1, age 7
On the morning of June 9, 2004, Jane Doe #1 was walking to school in Anaheim. Shields, who did not know Jane Doe #1, pulled over in his car and lured the victim into his vehicle with the promise of taking her to Disneyland. He assured her that he would let her mother know. Once Jane Doe #1 was in the car, he ordered her to get into the trunk and kidnapped her by driving the victim from Anaheim to his Buena Park home.
Shields made Jane Doe #1 take off her clothing and pose naked as he took graphic, sexual photos of her. He sexually assaulted the victim by rubbing his penis against her. After several hours of photographing and molesting the child, Shields dropped Jane Doe #1 off at a nearby McDonalds. A woman found the victim wandering in the parking lot and called 9-1-1.
Los Angeles County Case
On October 4, 2006, Shields was seen viewing child pornography on a computer at a cyber café in Bellflower. A disgusted café employee flagged down a passing police officer as he was leaving work to alert them about Shields, who was arrested at the scene. The defendant was found to be in possession of dozens of discs and computer files depicting graphic child pornography, some featuring infants and toddlers.
A subsequent search of Shields’ car revealed that the defendant was in possession of sexual paraphernalia, photographic equipment, and lures for children including toys and candy.