Clark County principal pleads not guilty to child porn charges

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UPDATE: (5:10 P.M.) — A Clark County Principal facing charges of child pornography was in court Wednesday morning.

54-year-old Phillip Todd Wilson was appointed a public defender. The public defender asked the judge lower his bond since he has no criminal history. The judge denied that request and ordered Wilson have no contact with children or Clark County Public Schools.

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His bond remains at $25,000 and he’s lodged in the Clark County Detention Center.

In his arrest citation, KSP says a complaint came in from George Rogers Clark High School, which shares the campus with the area technology center, that Wilson had child porn and was sharing it with someone else.

Wilson had several images of child porn, according to the citation.



The school district says it’s “shocked and dismayed” over his arrest and is working with investigators and his employer, the Kentucky Department of Education.

Area technology centers are state operated so he is not employed with the district.

KDE says as soon as the allegations surfaced, Wilson was placed on leave.

CLARK COUNTY, Ky. (WTVQ)- A Clark County principal is facing child pornography charges.

Phillip Todd Wilson was arrested Tuesday for possessing and distributing child pornography.

The 54-year-old is listed as principal on the Clark County Area Technology Center’s website.

According to district records, Wilson is also a former member of the Clark County Board of Education. He was appointed in February 2016, but was voted out less than a year later when he lost in the November 2016 general election.