Courtesy Photo Roger Williams

Courtesy Photo

Roger Williams

Roger Williams, Business and Yearbook teacher at the Grayson County High School, was arrested by the Kentucky State Police (KSP) for sex charges on Wednesday, May 9.

This makes the third GCHS teacher arrested within the past 18 months on similar charges.

According to a press release from KSP Post 4 Public Affairs Officer Trooper Scotty Sharp, KSP Post 4 Detectives arrested Williams after allegations of abuse of a minor were discovered.

"Kentucky State Police Post 4 Detectives were notified that Roger D. Williams, 62, of Clarkson, had sexual contact with a victim who was a minor," said Sharp.

Sharp said that Williams was arrested and charged with two counts of Sexual Abuse of a Minor and one count of Possessing/Viewing Matter Portraying a Sexual Performance by a Minor.

In light of this recent event, Grayson County Schools Superintendent Doug Robinson released the following statement:

Our primary concern is always the protection of our students. The moment we become aware of any situation such as this, our first step is to immediately notify and work with authorities. We have encouraged the "hear something, say something" rule, which led to this investigation.

On Wednesday we notified the Kentucky State Police of allegations regarding a GCHS teacher, which consequently led to the arrest of Roger Williams. We have been and continue to cooperate fully with law enforcement during this investigation.

The safety of our students is always paramount. We remain committed to taking any and all steps necessary to ensure the security of every child in Grayson County Schools.

After the arrest, Williams was lodged in the Grayson County Detention Center.

When asked about the possible termination or suspension of Williams from Grayson County Schools, the Grayson County Board of Education's Public Information Officer, Caryn Lewis, said, "As a personnel matter, this is a process and ongoing at this time, according to district policies and procedures."

KSP Post 4 Detective Ken Borders is still investigating this matter.