The School Principal Who Tried to Ban Books with ‘Homosexual Content’ Arrested for his Collection of Child Porn

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A FORMER Kentucky School Principal, Philip Todd Wilson, who ten years ago fought to ban books said to include “homosexual content” was arrested and charged 30 offenses related to possession and distribution of underage photos of children.

The Winchester Sun reports: “According to Wilson’s arrest citation, state troopers in Richmond received a complaint Tuesday morning that Wilson possessed “explicit child p*rn*graphy” and had distributed it to another individual. KSP Detective Austin Brashear said in the citation that he interviewed Wilson and found approximately 15 images, and that he had distributed them within Clark County. … Wednesday morning, Clark District Judge Cole Adams Maier entered an automatic not guilty plea for Wilson, because the charges are all felonies. A preliminary hearing was scheduled for Sept. 4. Maier appointed a public defender for Wilson, but left his $25,000 cash bond unchanged, including conditions that he have no contact with minor children or any Clark County schools.”

Under state statute, possession involves a person knowing the content of the material, has possession or control of the material and intentionally views it. The law applies to “the deliberate, purposeful, and voluntary viewing of matter depicting sexual conduct by a minor person and not to the accidental or inadvertent viewing of such matter,” according to KRS 531.335.

Distribution involves a person either sending or bringing the material into Kentucky, shows it for profit or offers to distribute the material.

Wednesday morning, Clark District Judge Cole Adams Maier entered an automatic not guilty plea for Wilson, because the charges are all felonies. A preliminary hearing was scheduled for Sept. 4. Maier appointed a public defender for Wilson, but left his $25,000 cash bond unchanged, including conditions that he have no contact with minor children or any Clark County schools.

In 2009, Wilson campaigned to ban several books including Twisted by Laurie Halse Anderson, Deadline by Chris Crutcher, Lessons from a Dead Girl by Jo Knowles, and Unwind by Neal Shusterman.

This post originally appeared on Towleroad News.

Photo: Philip Todd Wilson / Clark County Detention Center

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