Teacher accused of sexually assaulting 13-year-old on school campus

Teacher accused of sex abuse of student

CHARLOTTE, NC (WBTV) - A teacher accused of sexually assaulting a student on campus was fired, officials say.

A 13-year-old says then-teacher Vincent Littlejohn sexually assaulted her multiple times between September 29 and October 29, according to a Charlotte-Mecklenburg police report.

A school administrator confirmed Littlejohn was previously employed as a science teacher for grades 9-12 at Sugar Creek Charter School. He had been hired i August 2015 and continued in that position through June 2018.

Littlejohn was placed on administrative leave with pay three weeks ago. Last week, administrators say, he failed to appear at an investigative meeting and was placed on leave without pay.

Littlejohn was fired upon CMPD pressing charged against him. He was booked Monday morning and faces charges of indecent liberties with a child.

The school released their own statement regarding the incident later that day:

Sugar Creek Charter School’s administration received a report that a staff member of Sugar Creek Charter School

improperly interacted with a middle school student by making sexually inappropriate comments in a foreign

language. After receiving contact from the Charlotte-Mecklenburg Police Department regarding the incident,

SCCS personnel immediately placed the staff member on administrative leave. Upon assessing the matter, SCCS

administration has since terminated the staff member’s employment with the school.

Sugar Creek Charter School takes the safety of our students seriously and is deeply concerned and shocked by

these allegations. School personnel has informed the school’s staff and parents of this incident, while still

protecting the privacy of the student involved and without interfering with the police department’s investigation.

We are disturbed by the traumatizing nature this incident has on the victim, family and the school community

involved. Counseling services have been offered to students and staff members as the school looks to move

forward from this incident.

All Sugar Creek candidates are taken through an in-depth interview with a thorough background check before an

offer of employment is provided. The staff member under investigation has only worked for Sugar Creek for two

months, after a four-year stint with the Charlotte Mecklenburg School system. At the time of his hire, he met all

requirements necessary to fulfill the position. He cleared a national background check, and a reference check from

his former employer.

The school will continue to cooperate with the police department as this incident develops through the legal

process. For all questions and concerns you may contact the school at (704) 509 – 5470.

Cheryl Turner, Director

Sugar Creek Charter School

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