School Official Arrested After Criminal Photo Stash Found

(PresidentialHill.com)- According to the Delaware News Journal, an administrator at Tower Hill School in Wilmington, Delaware, has been arrested on suspicion of child pornography and other offenses.

According to authorities, police descended on the school on Tuesday morning. They concentrated their attention on William Ushler, director of upper school admissions. Ushler was alleged to have had pornographic photos of children in his possession.

On Wednesday night, Tower Hill Head of School Elizabeth Speers addressed a letter to all of the school’s families informing them of Ushler’s arrest and subsequent dismissal and expulsion from the campus.

According to an email sent out by Speers, there were no Tower Hill pupils among those included in the photographs.

Speers said that even though they do not expect to uncover evidence that any member of the Tower Hill community has been injured, our thoughts and prayers are with the youngsters whose photographs are portrayed and who are the victims of such heinous crimes.

Also, in the email, Speers said they intend to be completely transparent in the matter. They plan to inform all if they become aware of any additional findings related to Ushler’s arrest.

Ushler was apprehended within minutes of the police raid and charged with five counts of trading in child pornography.

Ushler worked for the school for fifteen years.

This is not the first time an illegal sexual scandal has rocked Tower Hill.

In 2015, former headmaster Christopher Wheeler was found guilty of 25 charges of child pornography and sentenced to prison. The Delaware Supreme Court, on the other hand, eventually reversed Wheeler’s convictions because the search warrant had been “unconstitutionally wide,” according to the court. If the convictions were held, Wheeler would have been sentenced to 50 years in prison.

Despite the fact that Wheeler was an unremorseful person and that sexual exploitation of minors is a horrific plague in our society, Supreme Court Justice Karen L. Valihura said in her opinion that she had no alternative but to uphold the reversal.

In criminal cases, there is always a temptation to let the end justify the means, but as constitutional guardians, we must resist that temptation, Wheeler wrote in the 44-page opinion.

Let’s hope there aren’t any procedural glitches in the Ushler case.