SPRING VALLEY — Sexual-abuse charges against a Monsey school bus driver were dropped Friday after prosecutors said they could not prove their case.
Shlomo Erps, 27, of Nancy Lane, was charged in June with a felony count of first-degree sexual abusethat accused him of molesting a 4-year-old boy who attended a private school in Ramapo. The child told investigators that the incident occurred on a school bus Erps was driving.
“He declared his innocence from day one and today he feels vindicated,” said his New City attorney Keith Braunfotel. “He and his family are ecstatic — a huge weight has been lifted from their shoulders.”
The case ended in Spring Valley Village Court after prosecutors asked for an adjournment in contemplation of dismissal. That means that the case against Erps will be formally closed Jan. 29 as long as he is not charged with any other crimes.
Erps had been free on $10,000 bail.
Rockland County District Attorney Thomas Zugibe did not immediately respond to a request for comment.