Buske Sentenced On Rape Charge

OSWEGO, NY – The former Hannibal bus driver who was accused of having sexual intercourse with a teenager has been sentenced to prison time.

Jeanine M. Buske
Jeanine Buske after her arrest in May.

Jeanine M. Buske, 33, of 30 Hamilton Homes, Oswego, was originally arrested May 14 and charged with two counts of third-degree rape, a class-E felony, and three counts of endangering the welfare, a class A misdemeanor.

Police said an investigation revealed that Buske had sexual intercourse with a 16-year-old boy on multiple occasions and at multiple locations within the city of Oswego. On at least one occasion, Buske reportedly allowed a 15-year-old boy to witness the act.

She was also charged with one misdemeanor count each of third-degree forgery; second-degree criminal impersonation; and endangering the welfare of a child for allegedly portraying herself as the mother of a 16-year-old boy to authorize a business in the city of Oswego to pierce the tongue of the child.

Buske after her arrest in June
Buske after her arrest in June.

Buske was arrested again June 21 and charged with second-degree criminal contempt after she reportedly drove by the occupants of a residence and shouted to an individual, in violation of a stay away order of protection.

By way of Superior Court Information, Buske pleaded guilty to third-degree rape in satisfaction of the contempt and endangering charges against her in the city of Oswego, according to Assistant District Attorney Gregory Oakes. She was sentenced Oct. 3 in Oswego County Court to 1-½ to 3 years in state prison.

Oakes said Buske was also sentenced to three years post-release supervision and will be required to register as a sex offender. A stay away order of protection for the victim will be valid for 12-½ years from the date of Buske’s sentencing.

“The legislation was modified in felony cases,” Oakes said. He explained that orders of protection in felony cases are valid for eight years, plus the amount of time a person receives for a prison sentence and probation.

“The victim’s parents were satisfied by the disposition and outcome,” Oakes noted.

According to a spokesperson for the sheriff’s office, Buske is presently in custody at the Oswego County Correctional Facility, awaiting transfer to a state facility.