Teacher in Philly suburb arrested on child pornography charges

A Phoenixville Middle School teacher found himself behind bars after investigators allegedly found child pornography at his home. Credit: Metro archive photo
A Phoenixville Middle School teacher found himself behind bars after investigators allegedly found child pornography at his home.
Credit: Metro archive photo

A teacher at Phoenixville Middle School was arrested Sunday on charges alleging he possessed and shared child pornography.

Pennsylvania State Police recovered roughly 160 minutes of video showing children ages 5 to 12 being sexually assaulted while executing a search warrant at Kenneth Ford Hamilton Jr.’s home Nov. 27, 6ABC Action News reports.

Hamilton, a special education teacher at the Chester County middle school for 11 years, faces 13 felony charges, including dissemination of child pornography.

State police were conducting an undercover operation into a file-sharing network when one of the files turned up a piece of child pornography that allegedly led to Hamilton’s home on the 800 block of Kimberton Road in Phoenixville.

Police and school officials have indicated there is no evidence Hamilton had  any inappropriate contact with students.

Hamilton was being held on $250,000 bail.


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