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A Kentucky school principal, who became infamous for his efforts to ban books with 'homosexual content' from classrooms, has been indicted on child pornography charges.

Kentucky - A Kentucky school principal, who became infamous for his efforts to ban books with "homosexual content" from classrooms, has been indicted on child pornography charges.

Phillip Todd Wilson, who used to run the Clark County Area Technology Centre east of Lexington, is now facing 17 counts of child pornography possession and distribution after state police arrested him in August. He no longer works at the school, according to local media reports. Wilson attracted police attention after someone told his facility's school resource officer that the principal had sent them 15 pictures via social media and text messages, the Winchester Sun newspaper reported. In an interview with police, Wilson admitted to sending images to two females and authorities confiscated his cellphone and laptop.

Ten years ago, as principal of nearby Montgomery County High School, Wilson was at the centre of a statewide and national debate over the censorship of books that featured LGBTQ characters and references to sex, suicide and drug use. Wilson and other school officials successfully barred at least four young adult novels, arguing their explicit content was inappropriate for high school students.

Source: Education Headlines (educationheadlines.net)

 

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