Kenneth Ford Hamilton made bail and walked out of Chester County Prison Wednesday night. Thursday morning he walked in the front door of Phoenixville District Court for a preliminary hearing on 13 felony counts of possessing and distributing child pornography.
Thursday afternoon the 58-year-old Phoenixvile Middle School teacher was led out the prisoner door in the back of the courthouse in shackles to be locked up once again at Chester County prison.
During a brief appearance before District Judge Ted Michaels Hamilton's preliminary hearing was rescheduled for next week.
Even more signiificant for Hamilton was the state's request to have his $250,000 bail denied in the case. The judge granted the prosecution request and Hamilton was sent back to prison to await a preliminary hearing.