It all started when Garrett Cornell's 14-year-old son tried watching video of a recent ATV ride on his dad's camcorder. What he saw would change his life forever.
Across the screen flashed images of his own father, reportedly engaging in sexual acts with his girlfriend’s 9-year-old daughter. The teen immediately told his mother, who then went to police.
The alleged victim later told child advocates that Cornell not only "touched her genitals on several occasions," but also those of her "12-year-old and 14-year-old sisters as well. "
Cornell denied the allegations, saying only that it was the 9-year-old girl who performed sexual acts on him.
Still a source close to the family, who didn't want to be identified, said this type of abuse has been going on with other children for at least a decade.
"We've tried for years to let this history be known about this man ," said the source.
The source said several reports of child molestation have been filed in Madison County to no avail. The source said Cornell was even driving school buses in Anderson before he began driving them in Noblesville back in 2007.
"It’s unfortunate that Noblesville Schools never had the information in front of them. It wasn't their fault it was because Madison County didn't do their job,” said the source. "He's a monster."
The source said if others had done their job, these alleged incidents never would have happened. The source also said he or she believes that this case is just the tip of the iceberg.
"We don't know that this is all there is. Other people may come forward, we'll just see."
Source: We tried to warn officials about accused bus driver
The source said if others had done their job, these alleged incidents never would have happened.