New Info Released: SC Assistant Principal Facing Sex Charges

ROCK HILL, S.C. — Police have arrested the Assistant Principal at Northwestern High School for sexual conduct with a minor.

Rock Hill Police Officers arrested Kenneth Williams, 31, on Tuesday for a case involving a 16-year-old student. The victim reported these incidents to the School Resource Officer last week. The first interaction occurred around May of 2014.

Williams was placed on Administrative Leave with Pay last Thursday. Rock Hill School District released the following statement on Tuesday evening:

Good evening,

This afternoon Kenneth Andrew Williams, an assistant principal at Northwestern High School, was arrested on the following charges: Criminal Sexual Conduct Third Degree – 4 counts; Criminal Sexual Conduct with a Minor Second Degree – 1 count; and Unlawful Conduct Toward a Child – 1 count. Mr. Williams, who has been employed in Rock Hill Schools since the 2008-2009 school year, has been on paid administrative leave since Thursday, April 21. Allegations that led to his arrest were first made on Wednesday, April 20. His employment status with Rock Hill Schools will remain as paid administrative leave throughout the investigation. Prior to becoming an assistant principal at Northwestern High School, Mr. Williams has worked at Rock Hill High School where he was a physical education teacher. A Blackboard phone message has been sent to parents of students at Northwestern High School this evening and a letter will be sent home with students tomorrow.

Officials released the arrest warrant on Wednesday. According to the warrant, Williams threatened to harm the victim’s school records if she did not have a sexual relationship with him.

The warrant states that Williams also promised to protect the victim from bullies if she complied with his demands, or allow her to be bullied if she denied them.

The case is still under investigation.