Not first accusation for asst. principal

March 13, 2008 12:00:00 AM PDT
There is new information about an assistant principal at a Watts middle school accused of sexually molesting a 13-year-old female student. The Los Angeles Times says Steve Rooney has been accused before. The report says Rooney was transferred from Fremont High School after he was investigated last year on allegations of statutory rape of a 17-year-old girl. LAPD investigators were never able to prove the allegation and no charges were filed.

Rooney was transferred to Markham Middle School last fall

The assistant principal is currently in jail charged with some very serious felonies -- kidnapping, aggravated sexual assault on a minor. Bail is set at $1 million.