NH school employee allegedly solicited underage sex
PORTSMOUTH, N.H. (WHDH) -- An employee with Portsmouth, N.H. schools was arrested after being accused of soliciting sex from an underage girl.
Police said Kenneth Kimber, 34, is accused of soliciting sex from a female under the age of 16 online over a one week period this month. He is being charged with three felony counts of certain uses of computer prohibited and five felony counts of indecent exposure.
"Based on the nature of the charges, we decided to act quickly and make an arrest," said Capt. Mike Schwartz, Portsmouth, New Hampshire Police Department.
The alleged offenses occurred while Kimber was on staff with the Portsmouth School Department’s information technology section. Investigators say he did not work directly with students. Kimber was fired on Feb. 13, according to police.
The Portsmouth, New Hampshire school district released a statement saying, “The discharge was based on a number of violations of school policy, including the policy concerning internet use. The school department took immediate interim steps to ensure that all students were protected.”
Kimber is being held on $5,000 cash and $15,000 personal recognizance bail. He will be arraigned in Portsmouth on Feb. 19.