A bond reduction for a former Climax Springs District school bus driver being held for, allegedly, having a relationship back in October, 2015, with a 15-year-old female student was denied on Tuesday. The probable cause statement filed in the Camden County Courthouse indicates that 38-year-old Joel Stoner befriended the unidentified female and her family so he could be closer to her. According to the records, Stoner admitted to kissing the juvenile but not having sex with her despite the victim claiming that Stoner forced her to perform various sexual acts. Stoner is charged with felony statutory rape and two counts of statutory sodomy along with one misdemeanor count of child molestation. Stoner remains in the Camden County Jail on a $500,000 bond.