Disturbing allegations revealed in court against Norfolk assistant principal charged with sex crime

Posted at 3:12 PM, Jan 27, 2016

Norfolk, Va. - The assistant principal of Madison Alternative Center has been charged with taking indecent liberties with a child.

Gary Jordan

Gary Jordan

Friday, we learned where that charge comes from at Jordan's bond hearing.

According to a special prosecutor assigned to the case from Suffolk, Jordan pulled a 16-year-old student out of her class and took her into his office. According to the Commonwealth, he asked the girl inappropriate sexual questions including if she could pull her pants down. Jordan also told the girl that he could lock the door, according to what prosecutors told the judge.

When she said 'no', that's when prosecutors say Jordan gave the victim his personal cell phone number and said he could pick the victim up at the McDonald's near her house. The victim was scared and reported it to a teacher, according prosecutors, adding Jordan must have used school records to get her address.

In court, the special prosecutor also said the school launched their own investigation first and then "lagged" in telling police about the allegations. The special prosecutor told the judge by the time police were involved the "cat was out of the bag" and the investigation was hindered.

The special prosecutor could not make an official comment outside of court, but inside the courtroom told the judge this isn't the first time Jordan has been reprimanded at the school. According to the prosecutor, Jordan was written up for inappropriately counseling a student.

Jordan stayed silent when asked about the allegations as he shuffled back to jail Friday.

NewsChannel 3 reached out to Norfolk Public Schools in regards to getting a timeline for when they reported the allegations to police at this point, Karen Rose-Tanner with NPS has only released the following statement:

Currently, this is a personnel matter and the employee has been placed on administrative leave pending the outcome of the investigation.

According to the Madison Alternative Center's website, the school is for students who "have had prior challenges in achieving academic success due to deficits in specific core content areas and/or inconsistently demonstrating acceptable school attendance and behavior."