LOUISVILLE, KENTUCKY — The porn-addicted former principal of an Elizabethtown, Kentucky high school is facing child pornography charges after admitting he confiscated students’ cell phones to trade their nude images online.
Stephen Kyle Goodlett, 36, was indicted on Wednesday on federal kiddy porn charges after last month pleading not guilty to 63 state offenses, the Associated Press reported.
The married father of three was arrested in October last year, then fired from his job after the offenses were discovered.
Goodlett admitted to investigators that he is addicted to porn. He said he seized students’ phones and traded their naked photos for dirty images with a porn site based in Russia.
The case came to light in September last year when a 20-year-old woman found naked photos of herself online. The sexy snaps were taken when she was aged just 15. The woman went to local cops, who called in federal investigators. The feds then tracked Goodlett down through his IP address.
Investigators found at least 60 examples of child porn on the former LaRue County High School principal’s devices.
The authorities are appealing for any of Goodlett’s former students who had their phones confiscated to come forward as they build a case against him.