On May 17, 2022, a student attending Jesuit High School in Tampa reported a sexual battery that occurred against him in December of 2020.

Same-Sex Rape Alleged At Tampa’s Jesuit High School

On May 17, 2022, a student attending Jesuit High School in Tampa reported a sexual battery that occurred against him in December of 2020.
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TAMPA, Fla. – On May 17, 2022, a student attending Jesuit High School in Tampa reported a sexual battery that occurred against him in December of 2020.

At the time of the incident, the victim was a freshman at the school. Suffering from depression and anxiety because he was allegedly violated, the young man came forward to the Tampa Police Department, indicating the alleged attack took place in the school’s gym bathroom.

The victim stated to police that he had told no one of the incident.

A Search Warrant was issued from the courts on June 8 to allow retrieval of emails from the school’s email service provider.  In the Affidavit of the Search Warrant, the victim explained to police that he went to the gym bathroom because of an email he received that did not identify the sender.

He stated he was curious about it, so he went to the bathroom. He also stated he deleted the email from his school Ipad. The email said, “Meet me at the gym in ten minutes.”

The Affidavit also reported that, according to the complainant, “Once inside the bathroom, he was pinned against the wall,” when the alleged rape occurred.

The complainant did not fight back, and he was not able to ask for help because his mouth was covered by the suspected male student.

Once the suspect finished, he left the bathroom, as did the complainant, who went back to class without telling anyone about what had happened to him.

The complainant told investigators that he did not report the incident sooner because he was embarrassed to tell anyone.

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The victim indicated he communicated only once with the suspect after the incident, asking the suspect how he had gotten his email. The victim stated to police that he was not given an answer.

Based on cooperation from the school’s principal, it is believed the suspect no longer attends the all-boys private Catholic school but is a former student who could possibly be verified through forensic analysis of emails.

Law enforcement does not comment on active cases.

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