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The Latest: Ex-high school principal gets 9 years for porn

LOUISVILLE, Ky. – The Latest on the conviction of a former high school principal for child porn (all times are local):

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10:45 pm

A former Kentucky high school principal has been sentenced to nine years in federal prison for child pornography after uploading nude photos of a student whose mobile phone he confiscated.

Stephen Kyle Goodlett apologized in Louisville federal court Thursday to his victims and the judge.

He says what he did was “morally reprehensible”, and that he did not meet the standards he has for other people.

Goodlett pleaded guilty last year to federal child pornography charges after a young alumni from LaRue County High discovered that nude photos she had taken for her boyfriend at the age of 15 was uploaded to a Russia-based pornography trading website. Authorities traced to Goodlett, and found many images on his devices.

Prosecutors say Goodlett secretly searched the confiscated student cell phones for nude photos of teen girls and saved on usb sticks to be viewed and traded on the internet.

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A former Kentucky high school principal is waiting for a child pornography sentence after pleading guilty to federal charges in connection with the uploading of nude images, including photos of a student whose mobile phone he confiscated.

Stephen Kyle Goodlett will be sentenced Thursday in Louisville. Goodlett pleaded guilty last year for the transportation and possession of child pornography. The agreement calls for a period of nine years in prison.

Goodlett was a respected community leader and churchgoer, but prosecutors said he secretly sought to the confiscated student cell phones of teen girls nude photos and saved on usb sticks to be viewed, to upload and which are traded on the internet.

Goodlett taught at Elizabethtown High School south of Louisville and then principal of LaRue County High School for three years until he was sacked in 2016 after the charge in the court of the state with more than 60 counts of child pornography. The state charges are still pending.

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