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Wednesday, Apr 16, 2014
Crime & Courts

Girl takes back allegation of sexual battery at Brandon High


A Brandon High student’s allegation that she was sexually battered on campus has been deemed unfounded, the Hillsborough County Sheriff’s Office said on Thursday.

The student made a complaint that she had been sexually assaulted at the school, said sheriff’s spokesman Larry McKinnon. But when detectives interviewed her on Thursday, she recanted, he said.

“We conducted an investigation and determined it to be unfounded because the girl recanted on her story,” McKinnon said.

The case has been turned over to the school. The school could inquire if there was inappropriate contact between her and another student at school, McKinnon said.