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UPPER MARLBORO, Md. -– A school bus attendant is now in custody in connection with the sexual abuse of two young students in his care. The suspect is 38-year-old Michael Patopie of Capitol Heights.
 
The preliminary investigation reveals Patopie inappropriately touched two students, ages four and five, on a school bus in November of 2015 and in May of 2016. 
 
Patopie was arrested Tuesday morning. He is charged with second degree child abuse, sexual abuse of a minor, assault and related charges. He is in custody of the Department of Corrections on a $500,000 bond.
Anyone with information in this case is urged to call the Prince George’s County Police Department’s Children and Vulnerable Adult Unit at 301-772-4930. Callers can remain anonymous by calling Crime Solvers at 1-866-411-TIPS (8477) or text “PGPD plus your message” to CRIMES (274637) on your cell phone or go to www.pgpolice.org and submit a tip online.
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