Portsmouth VA school security administrator indicted on sex charges www.privateofficer.com
PORTSMOUTH VA JUNE 8 2012
Authorities say that an indictment was handed down on Thursday charging a school security administrator with allegations that he approached a 16-year-old female student about sexual encounters, police said.
Kevin Brown, who is the assistant director of student services at the Stephen H. Clarke center, an alternative school on Turnpike Road, was indicted on four counts of taking indecent liberties with a child by a person in a supervisory relationship, a police statement said.
Investigators spent a month on the case, according to a news release. The indictments allege that the offenses happened between November and April and there was no actual physical contact between the administrator and teen.
Brown, 48, of Suffolk, was arrested at the school.
Brown is now on unpaid leave, according to the division.
As assistant director of student services, Brown supervised the division’s security staff and crossing guards, and he heard student disciplinary hearings.
Brown was hired Aug. 14, 2003, as principal of the division’s alternative middle school. He served in that role through the 2006-07 school year.
The school system conducted a criminal background check on Brown when he was hired.