A former Winchester, Kentucky school principal who banned books for “homosexual content” has just been indicted on 17 counts of possession of child pornography. Because of course he has.
54-year-old Phillip Todd Wilson, the former principal of Clark County Area Technology Center, a vocational school, was arrested on child pornography and distribution charges in August, NBC reports. According to the Kentucky Department of Education, Wilson no longer serves as principal at Clark County Tech.
Wilson first gained national attention 10 years ago as principal of Montgomery County High School, when he launched a campaign to ban young adult novels that he claimed contained “homosexual content.” Four of those titles included Twisted by Laurie Halse Anderson, Deadline by Chris Crutcher, Lessons from a Dead Girl by Jo Knowles and Unwind by Neal Shusterman.
Upon learning of Wilson’s arrest, Knowles tweeted out “You can’t make this sh*t up.”
State police arrested Wilson after he was caught sending images of children under 16 engaged in sexual conduct to two females. A grand jury later indicted him on 17 counts, rather than the 30 he was charged with.