TAMPA, Fla. (TBO.com) - A principal at a Tampa independent school was arrested late Thursday on a charge of molesting a 14-year-old student.
According to the Hillsborough County Sheriff’s Office, Larkin befriended the boy after the death of his father.
“Larkin became a surrogate dad and routinely took the victim to Dad Club meetings and other recreational activities,” sheriff’s office spokesman Larry McKinnon said in a news release.
Larkin was childsitting March 7 while the boy’s mother was out of the town for the weekend, deputies said. About 10:15 p.m., Larkin entered the boy’s bedroom and touched him inappropriately, deputies said. The teen complained, and Larkin stopped and left the room, deputies said.
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