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Issaquah school-bus driver charged with child rape and molestation involving an 11-year-old relative

Hakim Fareed, 47, passed a State Patrol criminal background check before he was hired by the Issaquah School District in early 2017. He was placed on paid administrative leave as soon as the school district learned of his arrest Monday and the allegations against him.

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