A former bus driver for the Climax Springs School District will stand trial on sex-related charges involving a female juvenile. Joel Stoner appeared Monday, in custody, seeking to have the case dismissed with prejudice. That motion was denied by the court. A motion to reduce his bond, however, was sustained lowering it from $500-thousand to $250-thousand. Stoner is charged with statutory rape, child molestation and two counts of sodomy in connection to the incidents involving a 15-year-old girl back in October of 2015. Court documents indicate that Stoner admitted to kissing the girl but denied having sex with her. The case is being heard on a change of venue in Laclede County and will be scheduled to begin on a later date.