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Sunday August 2nd, 2015 10:43PM

Barrow middle school teacher indicted for child porn

By Staff
ATLANTA - A former Barrow County middle school teacher has been indicted by a federal grand jury on child pornography charges.

Federal prosecutors say William Kimbrell, 27, was arraigned on federal charges of accessing with intent to view child pornography and was indicted on those charges March 18.

Kimbrell resigned from his job on March 17, according to federal prosecutors.

"This now-former middle school teacher has been indicted child pornography charges," said United States Attorney Sally Quillian Yates. "Through the vigilance of our law enforcement partners, this defendant is no longer teaching, and will face the consequences of his actions."

According to Yates, the investigation started in October 2012 when a sheriff's office detective in south Georgia found that a person at an apartment complex in Statesboro was distributing child pornography. In late December 2012 and continuing into January 2013, this same person was still offering child pornography for distribution, but this time the computer's Internet protocol address came back to a residence in Covington, according to prosecutors.

When special agents with Homeland Security Investigations learned of the offense this year, they identified the subject as William Kimbrell, and obtained federal search warrants for his home in Covington. At that time, Kimbrell was working as a middle school teacher in Barrow County. When the agents executed the search warrants, they found that Kimbrell had deleted the bulk of the child pornography on his computer. The computer forensics analyst, however, was able to find remnants of files on the computer and was able to determine that Kimbrell had accessed child pornography on the Internet from October to December 2013, which includes the period that he was working as a teacher.




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