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Teacher in Child Porn Case Due in Court Thursday Morning

The Phoenixville Middle School teacher faces multiple felony charges for child pornography.

Kenneth Ford Hamilton faces 13 felony child porn counts. Photo: Chesco District Attorney
Kenneth Ford Hamilton faces 13 felony child porn counts. Photo: Chesco District Attorney
A Phoenixville Area Middle School teacher charged with multiple felony counts of possessing and distributing child pornography is due in Phoenixville District Court on Thursday.

Kenneth Ford Hamilton Jr.,58, of the 800 block of Kimberton Road in Phoenixville, was arrested Sunday, according to State Police and the Chester County District Attorney.  He is being held in Chester County Prison on $250,000 bail.

Police executed a search warrant at Hamilton's home on the day before Thanksgiving.  According to an affidavit of probable cause filed in the case, investigators found multiple images and video of child pornography, including images of girls as young as five engaging in sex acts with adults. 

Hamilton is scheduled for a preliminary hearing Thursday morning in front of District Judge Ted Michaels in Phoenixville District Court.  He is expected to enter a plea and as in any preliminary hearing, he is entitled to hear the evidence against him.  Hamilton will also have the right to waive a hearing and simply enter a plea.  

He is currently being held on $250,000 bail at Chester County Prison.

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harryfinster December 05, 2013 at 10:41 PM
do they have a special court for child porn phoenixville teachers ?

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