A teacher from West Bloomfield High School is facing an additional charge in the alleged sexual assault of a 16-year-old female student in a classroom.
Stephen Larkin was already facing three courts of fourth-degree criminal sexual conduct. On Tuesday, Judge Diane D’Agostini granted a prosecutor’s request to tack on an additional charge during a preliminary exam at the 48th District Court in Bloomfield Hills..
The victim, who is now 17 and has transferred to another school, was the only person to testify at the hearing, according to the court.
Larkin, 30, is alleged to have touched the victim “inappropriately” during a tutoring session in a classroom at the high school, according to police. Police said the victim made a complaint about Larkin at the school with her parents and then filed a report with West Bloomfield police on May 31.
Each charge is a two-year misdemeanor.
The district has placed Larkin on an administrative leave of absence.
He is scheduled to appear before Judge Daniel P. O’Brien in Oakland County Circuit Court for arraignment at 8:30 a.m. Oct. 14.