Rock Hill Assistant Principal Arrested for Child Sexual Exploitation
ROCK HILL, S.C. -- CMPD notified Rock Hill school officials Friday morning that an assistant principal was arrested on charges of sexual exploitation of a child.
CMPD arrested Darin Pearson, an assistant principal with Sullivan Middle School, on three counts of sexual exploitation of a child.
In a release sent by the Director of Information Services with Rock Hill Schools, they informed us that Pearson has served as the assistant principal at Sullivan since July 2007. Pearson was a teacher at Sullivan from August 2002 until May 2007 and was a substitute teacher prior to that time.
WCCB also learned that Pearson was among a group of teachers to earn the title Teachers of the Year in 2007.
He has been placed on administrative leave.
Rock Hill school officials are working with CMPD on this investigation. In a meeting this morning with officials from the Rock Hill Police Dept., district officials were informed that there has not been an investigation in the past or one currently involving Mr. Pearson.