The Sullivan Middle School assistant principal facing felony charges in North Carolina of sexual exploitation of a child is out of jail on bond, according to the Mecklenburg County Sheriffs Office.
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.
His bond amount is unclear. His first court appearance is scheduled for Monday in Charlotte.
Pearson is currently on paid administrative leave as Sullivan Middle Schools assistant principal. He has worked for Rock Hill Schools for more than 10 years as an administrator and teacher.
Efforts to reach him for comment have been unsuccessful.
Parents and students were notified of the assistant principals arrest Friday.
Charlotte-Mecklenburg police arrested Pearson after the Metro Nashville Police Departments Internet Crimes Against Children Task Force notified them that he was involved in trading photographs depicting child pornography, police said.
The N.C. State Bureau of Investigation and cyber crimes and youth division detectives with Charlotte-Mecklenburg police searched Pearsons home and seized electronic devices, police said.
Charlotte police officials say they found evidence of child pornography on electronics in his home.
Pearson has no prior criminal charges in South Carolina, according to a state background check.