Norfolk assistant principal guilty of indecent liberties

13News Now Jemie Lee has the story

NORFOLK, Va. (WVEC) -- A former assistant school principal has been found guilty of taking indecent liberties with a child.

Gary Jordan was arrested after a teenage girl said he called her into his office at Madison Alternative School in Norfolk, and made sexual comments.

This trial went a lot longer than expected, with the prosecution and the defense calling up to 12 witnesses, including the victim and Jordan himself.

The judge sided with the Commonwealth, saying she found the victim's testimony credible, and added the comments Jordan made to the victim were "disgusting."

The victim testified Jordan called her down to his office and began asking her questions of a sexual nature. He even asked her to take off her pants and her panties, so that he could see her butt. He then gave her his cell phone number and told her to meet him after school, saying they could drink wine and get high together.

Two days later, he saw her at school again and told her he was going to get her. That's when the victim reported the incident.

When Jordan took the stand, he said all of these allegations were completely untrue, and that  the victim made up this story with other students. He said the only reason he called her to his office that day was because he had received a referral about her using profanity in the classroom.

The judge said she believes there was never a referral, and that was just his attempt to make something up.

Jordan will be sentenced on January 27th. The judge ordered him to not have any unsupervised contact with minors under the age of 18.


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