Farmer Jaffe sexual abuse attorney Adam Horowitz has filed a lawsuit against the private Tampa Day School and former principal James Larkin. Horowitz represents the male student who was the victim of sex abuse and the boy’s mother.
The lawsuit, which was filed on Tuesday night, in Hillsborough County Circuit Court, accuses the school of not acting on glaring “red flags” that Larkin, 65, was having an inappropriate relationship with the then 14-year-old student. The suit comes one year after Larkin pled guilty to two counts of felony sexual battery of a minor and was sentenced to 10 years in state prison and lifetime sex offender registration. Larkin was also accused of sexually abusing another teenager at St. John Greek Orthodox Day School in South Tampa, where he served as headmaster from 1978 to 2009.
Tampa Day School specializes in teaching young students with mild to moderate learning disabilities. The school fired Larkin shortly after finding out about the student’s allegations.
Horowitz told the Tampa Bay Times that the plaintiffs will determine how much monetary damages to seek once all of the evidence is collected. He noted there is “no amount of money that can undo the harm that occurred.”
Farmer Jaffe’s Adam Horowitz is experienced in filing lawsuits on behalf of victims of sexual abuse. If you or someone you know has been a victim of a sexual abuse, please email attorney Adam Horowitz at [email protected] or call our law firm at (954) 524-2820.