PONTIAC, Mich. – A West Bloomfield High School teacher accused of sexually assaulting a 16-year-old student has been acquitted of all charges.
A jury has found Stephen Larkin not guilty of three misdemeanor counts of criminal sexual conduct in the fourth degree. Larkin, a history and social studies teacher at the school, had been accused of sexually assaulting the 10th-grader in May during an after school one-on-one tutoring session in a classroom.
The student and her parents notified school administrators who contacted police. He pleaded not guilty to the charges.
Larkin hasn't been in the classroom since May. He was placed on paid administrative leave. It's not clear if he will be returning to the classroom after this acquittal.
He has been with the district since 2006. In addition to teaching, Larkin was a girl's golf coach at West Bloomfield High School.