A Creek County elementary school principal has been arrested after being accused of sexually abusing a child. Reports say that a young woman came forward to accuse Kiefer Upper Elementary principal Jayson Daniel Larremore, 43, of sexually abusing her when she was between the ages of 9 and 16 years old.
The woman, now 20, told investigators that she disclosed to family members that Larremore, a relative, had been molesting her for several years. She says the family decided to handle the matter themselves rather than going to police. The woman told police that both she and Larremore were present at a family meeting in which he admitted to abusing the girl. He reportedly agreed to resign from teaching and the ministry and to get counseling in exchange for the family not reporting the abuse to police.
The woman says that she decided to reach out to authorities after she discovered that Larremore had not quit teaching, and that, in fact, he was hired as principal of an elementary school in July 2018. Larremore was terminated from the district at the end of January, with Kiefer schools citing a "criminal investigation" as the reason for his termination.
According to Kiefer Public Schools, the principal had passed all criminal background checks, as an unreported crime would not have been discoverable on any state or federal background check. In fact, they report that before being hired by Kiefer schools, "Larremore was employed for approximately 8 years by another local school district, ultimately serving as a Principal at that school."
According to his accuser, the meeting in which Larremore reportedly agreed to resign from teaching was held four years prior to her coming to police.
Investigators say the woman gave them a handwritten letter which appeared to be a signed confession Larremore had given to her parents in the past.
Police arrested the man earlier this week on charges of child sexual abuse, rape by instrumentation, and lewd molestation. He was booked into the Creek County Jail, but has subsequently been released on $40,000 bond.