South Carolina sexual assault lawyers know that every parent’s worst nightmare is that their child will be hurt by a sexual predator. Unfortunately, we all too often hear about children being mistreated or abused by strangers, caretakers, and even family friends. Child sexual abuse is especially appalling because of the serious long-term effects it can have on a child’s physical and mental health.
A school janitor was recently charged in connection with a sexual assault that took place at the Community House Middle School in North Carolina. Police arrested 63-year-old Christopher Gordon and charged him with sexual misdemeanor battery. The victim is a 12-year-old student.
Gordon was hired by the school in October of 2005 and was later promoted to head custodian of the school in January of 2007.
Gordon has been suspended without pay until he will be back in court on December 11, 2009. This is the third time this school year that an employee in North Carolina’s Charlotte-Mecklenberg School District has been charged with sexual assault.