Applicant For Principal's Job Accused Of Sexually Assaulting Interviewer

CLEVELAND (AP) - A school administrator who had applied for a principal's job in suburban Parma has been charged with sexually assaulting a member of the hiring screening committee after an interview.

A Cuyahoga County grand jury on Wednesday indicted Marc Evans, 29, of nearby Parma Heights, on charges of rape, kidnapping, gross sexual imposition and intimidation.

The Parma school district has placed him on leave without pay.

A 36-year-old elementary school teacher accused Evans of sexually assaulting her in the parking lot of the Parma school board building following a Feb. 5 interview.

Evans, an administrative intern training to become a principal in the Parma district, has maintained his innocence since he became aware of the allegations, said his attorney, Nicholas Phillips.

"Our client totally denies every allegation," Phillips said Thursday.

His accuser is a member of the committee that was screening candidates for an interim principal's post. Evans had interviewed for the job, and the pair left the interview separately.

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