February 19, 2013

Portsmouth school fires employee for allegedly soliciting minor

The Associated Press

PORTSMOUTH, N.H. — A New Hampshire school information technology worker has been accused of soliciting a minor for sex online.

Kenneth Kimber, who worked in the Portsmouth School District, was arrested Friday and charged with three counts of prohibited uses of a computer and five counts of indecent exposure. Police said he's accused of sending photos of his genitalia to a girl.

Kimber's arraignment was scheduled Tuesday, but it was postponed until March 4. It wasn't immediately known if Kimber had a lawyer.

School officials said the 34-year-old Kimber was terminated from his job on Feb. 13, saying it was based on a number of violations of school policy, including the policy concerning Internet use.

Kimber also was fired from coaching the boys' varsity basketball team at Noble High School in Berwick, Maine.

 

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