Darin Pearson, Rock Hill, South Carolina (arrested Mar 2013) [child porn]

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    Darin Pearson, 32, assistant principal (6th-grade administrator) & 2007 Teacher of the Year at Sullivan Middle School, Rock Hill School District, Rock Hill, South Carolina, "charged with three counts of sexual exploitation of a child"

    WCNC: Middle school assistant principal accused of trading child porn (Mar 15 2013)

    [Charlotte-Mecklenburg Police Department] says the department received information from the Metro Nashville Police Department's Internet Crimes Against Children Task Force regarding [Darin] Pearson. They say the information indicated Pearson was involved in trading child pornography photos. CMPD Youth and Cyber Crimes Detectives and SBI agents conducted a search of Pearson's residence and seized electronic documents that connected Pearson to child pornography, officials say.

    NBC News: Middle school assistant principal accused of trading child porn (Mar 15 2013)

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    Charlotte Observer: Rock Hill assistant principal arrested on child sex charges (Mar 15 2013)

    Charlotte-Mecklenburg Police Department notified the district that Darin Pearson, an assistant principal at Sullivan Middle School, was arrested Friday morning, according to a district news release. Parents have been notified of the arrest and Pearson is on administrative leave, according to school district officials. Police arrested Pearson after the Metro Nashville Police Department’s Internet Crimes Against Children Task Force told Charlotte officials that the assistant principal was involved in trading photographs depicting child pornography, according to a police news release.
     
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    Live 5 News WCSC: Asst. principal in Rock Hill facing child sex charges (Mar 15 2013)

    According to officials with Rock Hill Schools, Darin Pearson was arrested by the Charlotte-Mecklenburg Police Department and charged with three counts of sexual exploitation of a child.
     
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    WRHI: Sullivan Middle assistant principal arrested on child sex charges (Mar 15 2013)

    A Rock Hill middle school assistant principal has been arrested on charges of child sexual exploitation. Rock Hill School officials confirmed Friday that 32-year-old Darin Pearson, an assistant principal at Sullivan Middle School, was arrested by Charlotte Mecklenburg Police. Pearson is charged with three counts of sexual exploitation of a child.
     
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    Fox Charlotte: Rock Hill Assistant Principal Arrested for Child Sexual Exploitation (Mar 15 2013)

    CMPD arrested Darin Pearson, an assistant principal with Sullivan Middle School, on three counts of sexual exploitation of a child.
    In a release sent by the Director of Information Services with Rock Hill Schools, they informed us that Pearson has served as the assistant principal at Sullivan since July 2007 ... WCCB also learned that Pearson was among a group of teachers to earn the title Teachers of the Year in 2007.
     
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    WJBF: Assistant principal arrested on child porn charge (Mar 15 2013)

    Authorities say 32-year-old Darin Pearson traded the child porn on the Internet. Charlotte-Mecklenburg police say they started their investigation after getting a tip from Nashville, Tenn., authorities.
     
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    WKRN: Tenn. child porn case leads to arrest of SC school principal (Mar 18 2013)

    An investigation surrounding the arrest of a Nashville homeless man regarding child pornography lead to the subsequent arrest of a South Carolina school principal on Friday. In late February, 34-year-old Earl Arnold was arrested and charged with two counts of sexual exploitation of a minor after recording students outside of Hume Fogg High School with his iPhone. The community became concerned and alerted police, who conducted a consensual interview with Arnold. Arnold permitted detectives to look at his phone and during the search, they discovered child pornography. A further investigation of Arnold's cell phone revealed that some child porn images had been sent to and traded with other individuals, one of which was 32-year-old Darin Pearson of Rock Hill, South Carolina.
     
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    NBC News: Principal charged for child porn posts bond (Mar 18 2013)

    The Sullivan Middle School assistant principal that’s facing felony charges of child pornography is out of jail on bond. Darin Pearson is scheduled to make his first court appearance Monday in Charlotte ... Officials say a search of Pearson's home turned up electronic documents connecting Pearson to child pornography.
     
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    Charlotte Observer: School administrator charged with child pornography free on bond in Charlotte (Mar 18 2013)

    Darin Pearson, 32, who lives in Charlotte, was charged Friday with three counts of sexual exploitation of a child, Charlotte-Mecklenburg police said. Mecklenburg County jail records show Pearson posted bond and was released about 10 p.m. Friday ... Charlotte-Mecklenburg police arrested Pearson after the Metro Nashville Police Department’s Internet Crimes Against Children Task Force notified them that he was involved in trading photographs depicting child pornography, police said.
     
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    Opposing Views: Darin Pearson, Assistant Principal, Traded Child Pornography Online (Mar 18 2013)

    An assistant principal at a middle school in South Carolina was charged on Friday with three counts of sexual exploitation of a child after investigators found child pornography on his computer. Darin Pearson, 32, was arrested by Charlotte-Mecklenburg police after the Internet Crimes Against Children Task Force notified them that Pearson was sharing the images.
     
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    New York Daily News: Former S.C. ‘Teacher of the Year’ busted trading in kiddie porn (Mar 19 2013)

    Darin Pearson, 32, is accused of sharing sick images over the internet - which led to Charlotte-Mecklenburg police raiding his home on Thursday ... He posted bond Friday and is now out of jail on bail, Mecklenburg County Sheriff's Office said.
     
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    Herald Online: Accused homeless man’s cell porn led to Rock Hill educator (Mar 19 2013)

    Last month, the Metro Nashville Police Department received complaints that Earl W. Arnold, 34, was recording students with his iPhone outside a high school in downtown Nashville, according to a police department news release. Arnold allowed detectives to look through his iPhone, where they found child pornography, according to court documents. He was charged with two counts of sexual exploitation of a minor. Detectives further examined Arnold’s phone and found pornographic images of children had been sent to and traded with other people, an arrest affidavit reads. “Pearson’s name was developed as a result of the phone analysis,” Nashville police said. They would not say if Pearson’s name was among Arnold’s contacts or if they found evidence that Pearson and Arnold had traded pornography.
     
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    WBTV: Asst. principal resigns after child porn arrest, officials say (Mar 28 2013)

    An assistant principal at Rock Hill's Sullivan Middle School who was charged with sexual exploitation of a minor has resigned, according to Rock Hill Schools officials. Darin Pearson, 32, submitted his resignation on Tuesday, March 25, the officials told WBTV. Investigators in Tennessee said the arrest of a homeless man, caught videotaping kids at a high school, led to the child porn charges for Pearson.
     
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    WBTV: WEB EXTRA: Court docs reveal more about child porn case (Mar 18 2013)

    Investigators in Tennessee arrested 35-year-old Earl Arnold, a homeless man, after he was spotted videotaping kids at Nashville High School ... Investigators found that Arnold was communication with multiple people. One of the last people he chatted with before his arrest, according to the affidavit, was a woman on the day of his arrest. "During the conversation, the defendant sent an image of a nude, female child that appears to be around 6-year-olds," the affidavit states. "The female child has her hands around an erect male penis." When investigators asked about the image, Arnold said he knew the images were child pornography, but didn't know [who] had sent the image. That's when investigators say they came across 32-year-old Darin Pearson, assistant principal at Sullivan Middle School in Rock Hill.
     
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    Have to wonder what is the point of an article on his appearance in court that tells nothing of what actually happened in the courtroom? :confused:

    NBC News: Former Rock Hill principal appears in court on child porn charges (Apr 12 2013)

    A Rock Hill assistant principal charged with child exploitation appeared in court Friday morning ... He was arrested in mid-March and charged with five counts of sexual exploitation of a child ... Pearson resigned as assistant principal because of the investigation. Pearson most recently served as the assistant principal at Sullivan Middle School after serving the school as a teacher from 2002 to 2007, and was once named teacher of the year. He also worked as a substitute teacher before becoming employed full time with the district.
     
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    However, he's still charged for possession of child porn on his computer at home ...

    Charlotte Observer: Rock Hill PD find no child porn on former administrator’s computer (Apr 16 2013)

    Police in Rock Hill say they’ve closed their investigation into a former middle school assistant principal accused of trading child porn. Darin Pearson, 32, was arrested in mid-March following a tip from the Metro National Police Department’s Internet Crimes Against Children Task Force. The tip, according to Charlotte-Mecklenburg Police, indicated Pearson was involved in trading child pornography. At the time charges were filed, Rock Hill Police began their own investigation, and now say they’ve determined Pearson did not store any child pornography on school-issued equipment, nor did they find he’d engaged in sexual relations with any students in the district.