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Ex-Kentucky teacher pleads not guilty to child porn charges

March 27, 2019
Samuel Beason, 47, a former Russell High School mathematics teacher, pleaded not guilty, Wednesday, March 27, 2019, to child pornography related charges in Boyd District Court in Catlettsburg, Ky. (Kevin Goldy/The Daily Independent via AP)
Samuel Beason, 47, a former Russell High School mathematics teacher, pleaded not guilty, Wednesday, March 27, 2019, to child pornography related charges in Boyd District Court in Catlettsburg, Ky. (Kevin Goldy/The Daily Independent via AP)

ASHLAND, Ky. (AP) — A Kentucky high school teacher has been arrested on child pornography charges.

News outlets report 47-year-old Sam Beason resigned from his job after he was arrested by Ashland police on several charges of possession of child porn. He pleaded not guilty to the charges Wednesday in Boyd County District Court.

Beason had taught math at Russell High School. A statement from the Russell Independent School District says he resigned Tuesday.

District Superintendent Sean Horne says Beason had worked with the district for about 15 years. Horne says Beason is being investigated by Ashland police, Flatwoods police and the school resource officer.

Beason said he wasn’t sure if he could afford an attorney, but the judge said he didn’t meet requirements for a public defender.

He’s jailed on $5,000 cash bond.

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Information from: The Independent, http://www.dailyindependent.com

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