- Associated Press - Thursday, March 6, 2014

POMPANO BEACH, Fla. (AP) - The former principal of a South Florida charter high school has been charged with sexually assaulting a female employee in October.

The Broward Sheriff’s Office reports that 55-year-old Peter Nicholson was arrested Wednesday and charged with sexual battery. He was released Thursday on $5,000 bail.

Accelerated Learning Solutions Inc., which operates the school, said in a letter to parents Thursday that Nicholson has resigned.

The woman told detectives that she was working in the office at Flagler High School in Pompano Beach one Saturday in October when Nicholas forcibly pulled her pants down and had sex with her against her will.

The woman reported the crime Feb. 21. She said she waited nearly four months to report the attack because she was afraid she would lose her job.

Jail records didn’t say whether Nicholson had an attorney.

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