Rock Hill asst. principal charged with sex crimes against teens resigns, officials say

- The assistant principal of Northwestern High School in Rock Hill charged with sex crimes against two 16-year-olds has resigned, according to a spokesperson for Rock Hill Schools.

Kenneth Andrew Williams, 30, put in his resignation earlier this month. 

Williams was arrested in April and charged with one count of sexual exploitation of a minor, first degree and five counts of disseminating obscene material to person under 18-years-old. These additional charges include an additional victim who at the time of the incident was 16-years-old, according to police.

On Thursday, May 12, at noon Kenneth Andrew Williams, 30, accompanied by his attorney turned himself in at the Rock Hill Law Center.

Last month a judge reduced Williams’ bond to $15,000. While on bond he is prohibited from stepping onto any educational campus, using technological devices and being around minors unsupervised. He is also required to wear an electronic monitor, according to York Co. officials.

The first victim reported these incidents to the School Resource Officer at Northwestern, who turned the case over to Rock Hill detectives for follow up. 

Police said these incidents occurred at a residence within the city limits of Rock Hill, and none of them occurred at the school or on school property.

Williams coerced the victim by threatening to harm her school record and by protecting her from bullies at school if she obeyed his sexual demands or by allowing her injury from bullies at school if she denied his demands, according to arrest warrants.

The first interaction occurred around May of 2014. 

According to the arrest warrants, Williams had sexual intercourse with the victim six times from August 6, 2015 to December 31, 2015.

 

 

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