Assistant principal in Rock Hill school charged with criminal sexual conduct

Kenneth Andrew Williams
Kenneth Andrew Williams Rock Hill Police Department

A Rock Hill assistant principal was arrested Tuesday and charged with multiple counts of criminal sexual conduct with a 16-year-old student.

Kenneth Andrew Williams, 30, an assistant principal at Northwestern High School, was charged with four counts of criminal sexual conduct third degree; one count of criminal sexual conduct with a minor second degree; and one count of unlawful conduct toward a child.

The case involved a 16-year-old female student who attends Northwestern, a Rock Hill Police spokesman said.

Last week the alleged victim reported the incidents – which began in May 2014 – to a school resource officer, who turned the case over to police. None of the alleged incidents took place at school, but at a residence or residences in Rock Hill, the spokesman said.

School officials say Williams has been employed by the school district for four years and was placed on administrative leave last week when the allegations surfaced, according to WBTV, the Observer’s news partner.

David Perlmutt