May 27, 2004
Lawrence W. Crow, Jr.
Rodgers, (863) 534-6217 OR (863) 819-1856, Pager
School Dean of Discipline Arrested for Capital Sexual Battery
County Sheriff's Special Victims Unit detectives arrested 44-year-old
Karl Alan James, DOB 2/23/60, of 233 21st St SW in Winter Haven, today
on a warrant for Capital Sexual Battery after their investigation
revealed he had had an ongoing sexual relationship with a female
juvenile, starting when she was 11 years old.
According to the affidavit, the victim, who is now 25 years old, was
friends with the James family during her youth. Starting at age 11, and
ending around age 17, Karl James had a sexual relationship with her, and
admitted to certain details during a controlled phone call placed last
James is currently the Dean of Discipline at the Donald E. Woods Center,
213 Lake Avenue in Dundee. He was taken into custody at 10:15 a.m. today
without incident, and is being held in the Polk County Jail under no