Conservative scum: An anti-gay Kentucky principal who made national headlines after banning-books with “homosexual content” has been arrested and charged for possessing and distributing child pornography.
Phillip Todd Wilson, the principal of the Area Technology Center located at George Rogers Clark High School, in Winchester, Kentucky, was arrested earlier this week on 30 counts of child pornography related crimes.
The Winchester Sun reports:
Phillip Todd Wilson, 54, of 1290 Fulton Drive, was arrested Tuesday afternoon at his home on 15 counts of possession of matter portraying a sexual performance by a minor and another 15 counts of distribution of matter portraying a sexual performance by a minor.
According to Wilson’s arrest citation, state troopers in Richmond received a complaint Tuesday morning that Wilson possessed “explicit child pornography” 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.
In a statement, Clark County Public Schools said the district was working with law enforcement and the Kentucky Department of Education:
The Clark County Public School System is shocked and dismayed over the recent arrest and allegations. The Clark County Public School System remains committed to the safety and security of its teachers and students.
Following his arrest and arraignment on child pornography charges Wilson entered a not guilty plea.
Wilson is no stranger to headlines. The criminally deranged conservative high school principal first came to fame in 2009 after banning books with “homosexual content” from his high school. Newsweek reports:
In 2009, when Wilson was the principal of Montgomery County High School, he came under fire for banning a number of books from the classroom for “homosexual content.”The controversy was over a number of contemporary young-adult books being taught next to classic works like Beowulf. Teacher Risha Mullins used books including Lessons From a Dead Girl by Jo Knowles, Twisted by Laurie Halse Anderson, Deadline by Chris Crutcher and Unwind by Neal Shusterman as optional selections for her students, according to a contemporary report by the blog, Kentucky School News and Commentary.
Jo Knowles, author of Lessons From a Dead Girl, sent out the following tweet after new of Wilson’s arrest became public:
I was a very new author at the time and the press coverage was overwhelming. I was horrified by the accusations he and the superintendent made. And heartbroken for the brave teacher who stood up for our books.
— Jo Knowles (@JoKnowles) August 28, 2019
On Facebook Knowles declared:
You can’t make this shit up.
Bottom line: Phillip Todd Wilson, an anti-gay conservative high school principal in Kentucky who made national headlines after banning-books with “homosexual content,” has been arrested and charged for possessing and distributing child pornography.