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Clark County principal accused of owning, sharing child pornography

Posted at 5:34 AM, Aug 28, 2019
and last updated 2019-08-28 11:26:38-04

CLARK COUNTY, Ky. (LEX 18) — Police have arrested a Clark County principal, who also was a former school board member, on child pornography charges.

Kentucky State Police arrested 54-year-old Phillip Todd Wilson on Tuesday night. Officials said someone at George Rogers Clark High School in Winchester told authorities Wilson had images of child pornography.

State Police said they found about 15 illegal images and said Wilson had shared them with other people.

Wilson in principal of the Clark County Area Technology Center.

According to the Winchester Sun, Wilson was appointed to the school board in 2016 and served less than a year before losing in the November 2016 general election.

Clark County Schools released this statement on Wednesday:

"The Clark County Public School System is shocked and dismayed over the recent arrest and allegations concerning the principal of the Area Technology Center, operated by the Kentucky Department of Education, Office of Career and Technical Education and housed in our facilities. The Clark County Public School System continues to work with law enforcement in the course of their investigation in this matter. The Clark County Public School System will cooperate with his employer, the Kentucky Department of Education as the situation is addressed to ensure the educational opportunities for students at George Rogers Clark High School are not diminished or affected. The Clark County Public School System remains committed to the safety and security of its teachers and students and will continue to provide resources to ensure their well-being. We will continue to strive to provide education opportunities for our students to prepare them to be college and career ready."