Crime

Northwestern asst. principal now accused of sex crimes with 2nd victim

Kenneth Andrew Williams
Kenneth Andrew Williams

A Northwestern High School administrator accused of sexual misconduct with a student turned himself in Thursday on six more charges related to a second victim, Rock Hill police said.

Rock Hill Police Capt. Mark Bollinger said Northwestern assistant principal Kenneth Andrew Williams turned himself in to police at noon Thursday on the charges.

The additional charges stem from a second victim, who was 16 at the time of the alleged crimes, Bollinger said. Williams was accompanied by his attorney when he turned himself in.

The new charges Williams faces are one count of first-degree sexual exploitation of a minor and five counts of disseminating obscene material to a person younger than 18, Bollinger said.

Williams, 30, of Park Ridge Lane, was charged last month with six charges connected to a sexual relationship with a 16-year-old Northwestern student, police said.

The initial charges were four counts of third-degree criminal sexual conduct with a minor and one count each of second-degree criminal sexual conduct with a minor and unlawful conduct toward a child.

Rock Hill police Detective Ryan Thomas said during a bond hearing last month that Williams had an “extensive sexual relationship” with the first victim, now 16, since she was 15.

He said investigators found a “trail of evidence that concretely and definitely supported her account.”

Bond on those charges was set at $110,000. A judge said Williams must have no contact with the victim or her family and that he cannot allow anyone else to contact them on his behalf.

Williams was suspended with pay by the Rock Hill school district, pending the outcome of the case.

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Jennifer Becknell: 803-329-4077

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