Kenneth Williams, an assistant principal at Northwestern High School in Rock Hill, South Carolina, has been accused of abusing a 15-year-old student in one of the worst stories like this we've heard in a while. He is also being accused of threatening the young victim if she did not give in to his sexual advances.
Detective Ryan Thomas told the court that Williams had an "extensive sexual relationship" with the student and had "manipulative control" over the girl by threatening her and her family. He said he would mess with her school records and also threatened to take her away from her family if she refused to comply with his twisted demands.
According to the Charlotte Observer, he also promised the young girl that he would protect her from bullies if she accepted his sexual advances.
Detective Thomas also told the court that Williams "threatened to take her and her younger sibling away from their mother [so] she would never see them again." According to Thomas, his investigative team found a "trail of evidence that concretely and definitely supported" the student's assertions.
The victim's mother told WNCN that her daughter has been dealing "with a feeling of fear, shame, guilt, and hopelessness." She also told the news source that at one time she had so much trust in Williams that he even had a key to their family home.
Williams is being charged with four counts of third-degree criminal sexual conduct with a minor, one count of second-degree criminal sexual conduct with a minor, and another unlawful conduct charge, as well. He is being held on $110,000 bail.
A police spokesman said he expects more alleged victims to come forward against the corrupt educator.
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