School bus aide arrested by Mesa Police, accused of sexual abuse

Mesa Police say an 18-year-old woman is under arrest, accused of sexual abuse and contributing to the delinquency of a minor.

According to a statement released by Mesa Police, they were made aware of a case of possible abuse by Poirier on a 13-year-old autistic student on March 26. Poirier, according to police, is a school bus aid and rides the bus along with the students.

According to police, they later learned that Poirier kissed the victim, and allowed the victim to touch her breast beneath her clothing. Poirier, police say, admitted to her involvement during an interview.

Poirier, according to police, was booked on a count of felony Sexual Abuse and a count of misdemeanor Contributing to the Delinquency of a Minor.