Hernando school crossing guard arrested for sexual battery - WFLA News Channel 8

Hernando school crossing guard arrested for sexual battery

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A school crossing guard is accused of sexually battering a woman who was staying at his home.

James Woods, 69, is charged with sexual battery.  The victim told deputies she was staying at Woods' home when the alleged attack happened.  The victim says she takes medication that leaves her heavily sedated, and she was under the influence of this medication when she claims Woods sexually battered her three times.

Investigators say Woods' wife, who is also a school crossing guard, was aware of the sexual battery and had asked the victim not to alert authorities.

James Woods has been terminated from his job as a school crossing guard.  Officials are looking into whether his wife Pamela will face charges or disciplinary action.

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