Southshore Charter Academy And Former Teacher Sued In Sexual Misconduct Case

RIVERVIEW, FL. – In February, an uncertified substitute teacher who worked at Southshore Charter Academy was charged with three counts of sex-related crimes.

42-year-old Marcus Williams, Riverview, was charged with “lewd and lascivious molestation of a student aged 12 to 15,” “authority figure engaging in a romantic relationship with a student,” “authority figure engaging in a sexual relationship with a student.”

On June 25, a lawsuit that appears to be connected to these charges was filed by the mother of the minor female student who attended Southshore Charter Academy.  

The suit’s defendants include Williams, the charter school, and its affiliates Charter Schools USA, a for-profit Delaware corporation, and The Florida Charter Educational Foundation, Inc.

The lawsuit alleges that during the 2019 school year, Williams solicited the minor child to send him pornographic video footage of herself, met with her in a classroom after school hours with her mother’s consent, and proceeded to commit sexual battery against her throughout school grounds, including sexual penetration.

The suit emphasizes this conduct occurred over “many months,” and should have been known by the charter school defendants. It also states that by law, minors cannot consent to fully consummated sexual relationships, even if they willingly participate.

Negligent hiring, training, and supervision were among several counts filed against Southshore Charter Academy and its affiliates.

Williams’ spouse returned a phone call to The Free Press and was asked to speak with her husband regarding his plea of not guilty, but replied, “No comment.”

The plaintiff’s attorneys are Karina Perez and Silvia Amador Brett of Tampa. Inquiries were made with regards to this case, but no response was provided.

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3 Replies to “Southshore Charter Academy And Former Teacher Sued In Sexual Misconduct Case”

  1. What the hell does the mothers arrest for welfare fraud have to do with this man molesting and sexual assault and harrassment of this minor so because she received Dcf funds and they said she wasn’t totally qualified for them and they arrested her. So that mean a group wn man has the right to rape and assault her daughter it that what is reporter is trying to say

  2. Deborah instead of exposing so much information about who this child is why don’t you expose this sick piece of trash, Marcus Williams by adding his picture to the article. You disclosed to much info about this child.

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