A former Paris High School teacher pleaded guilty Monday in federal court to child pornography charges, according to the U.S. Attorney's Office for the Eastern District of Kentucky.
Kenneth Shadoan, 31, of Carlisle was arrested May 13 in Paris. Authorities found about 225 child pornography photos and 30 videos on disks in Shadoan's truck and in his bedroom at his mother's residence, according to a news release from the U.S. Attorney's Office.
Shadoan pleaded guilty Monday to two counts of possessing one or more matters that contained visual depictions of minors engaged in sexually explicit conduct. He also pleaded guilty to a forfeiture count, and he will have to surrender his computer and any associated software involved in the criminal activity.
Shadoan was arrested two days after Paris police received a complaint from a parent about inappropriate communication between Shadoan and her 17-year-old son. The mother told police her son's girlfriend discovered that her son had sent nude pictures of himself to Shadoan from his cell phone to receive a better math grade.
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Shadoan will appear in U.S. District Court for sentencing on Feb. 11.