Paris High School teacher has been arrested and charged with 25 counts of possession of child pornography. Kenneth Shadoan, 30, had been a math teacher at Paris High School for the last three years.
Paris Police received a complaint Monday from a parent who said her 17 year-old son had received “inappropriate communication” from Shadoan. Paris Police worked with the Kentucky Attorney General’s Cyber Crimes Unit and obtained search warrants for Shadoan’s home in Carlisle and his car. Police found and seized evidence leading to Shadoan’s arrest on the 25 counts of possession of child of porn. He is currently being held at the Bourbon County Detention Center on a $50,000 full cash bond.
The criminal investigation remains ongoing and Police tell ABC 36 News more charges are possible. Paris Independent Schools Superintendent, Janice Cox-Blackburn said when she learned about the charges she suspended Shadoan. Cox-Blackburn went on to say regardless of the outcome of the investigation Shadoan will not return as a school system employee. His contract will expire at the end of the current school year and as a non-tenured teacher, his return was at the discretion of the school system.
Shadoan passed both state and federal criminal background checks. But in 2005 he was accused of sodomy by an adult student while on an Outward Bound outing in Pulaski County. The school system terminated him from his job teaching at North Middle School. In 2006 a jury found him not guilty of the sodomy charge as well as a lesser charge of sexual misconduct.
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