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Former MCHS principal faces multiple charges related to child pornography


Advocate staff report

A former Montgomery County Schools employee is facing charges related to possessing pornographic materials of a minor, according to the Kentucky State Police.

Phillip Todd Wilson, 54, currently serves as the principal of the George Rogers Clark High School Area Technology Center and was arrested Tuesday. He is lodged in the Clark County Detention Center.

Media outlets also report that Wilson was appointed to the Clark County Board of Education in February 2016, serving less than a year before running for re-election and losing the November 2016 general election.
Wilson was employed here from July 1, 2005, to July 11, 2012. He was principal of Montgomery County High School beginning in the 2008-2009 school year through the 2011-2012 school year, and was an assistant principal here prior to that.

Wilson is charged with 15 counts of distribution of matter portraying sexual performance by a minor, first offense, and 15 counts of possessing or viewing matter portraying sexual performance of a minor, a release from the KSP says.

The KSP, Richmond Post, was contacted Tuesday morning alleging that Wilson was in possession and possibly distributing explicit images involving a minor, the release said.

An ongoing investigation is being conducted by KSP Post 7 Det. Austin Brashear.
Montgomery County Schools did not comment on the matter.