Principal arrested on child porn bonds out - New York News

Principal arrested on child porn bonds out

Posted: Updated:
John McGill (Courtesy: DeKalb County Jail) John McGill (Courtesy: DeKalb County Jail)
DOUGLASVILLE, Ga. -

A Douglasville elementary school principal arrested  as part of a multi-agency child exploitation sting this past week has bonded out of jail.

John McGill, 56, left the DeKalb County Jail early Wednesday morning.

The Georgia Bureau of Investigation announced that McGill of Villa Rica had been arrested for the electronic possession of child pornography during this week's Operation Broken Heart.

The Douglas County School District says that McGill has been suspended from his duties as principal at Mt. Carmel Elementary School. In a statement sent to FOX 5 on Sunday, the district said the "system is cooperating fully with law enforcement".

In his bio posted on the school's website, McGill says he has been a principal for about 16 years and has been an educator for over two decades.

Investigators say McGill was one of 14 individuals ranging in age from 21 to 64 that were arrested during Operation Broken Heart. Nearly 40 different agencies participated in the operation with the goal arresting individual who may seek to talk with children online for the purposes of meeting them in person.

The following is the list of those arrested by the GBI:
Kahsi Butler, 31, of Conyers (musician)
Fred Gregory Chatham, 64, of Griffin (field tech)
Benjamin Hopson, 21, of Lithonia (grocery store employee)
John Benjamin Katz, 29, of Fairburn (drafter)
Chenya Li, 22, of Atlanta (software developer)
John McGill, 56, of Villa Rica (elementary school principal)
J. B. Owen, 58, of Canton (VP of ambulance service)
Marc Matthew Peterson, 38, of Acworth (culinary business manager)
Tiana Cousteau Reese, 38, of College Park
Tracy Antonio Solomon, 50, of Stockbridge (airport crew outfitter)
Choon Hong David Tan, 52, of Johns Creek (engineer)
Richard Roger Tumlin, 49, of Winder (load operator)
Kenneth Walker, 48, of Winder (sales)
Dane Andrew Wolfe, 34, of Snellville (driver)

  • Local NewsLocal NewsMore>>

  • Prison officers block news crew from tourist site

    Prison officers block news crew from tourist site

    Friday, July 25 2014 12:35 PM EDT2014-07-25 16:35:36 GMT
    New York State NewsNew York State News
    An upstate New York TV crew was threatened with arrest by corrections officers as they filmed at a public historic site on the grounds of an empty, soon-to-be-closed state prison.
    An upstate New York TV crew was threatened with arrest by corrections officers as they filmed at a public historic site on the grounds of an empty, soon-to-be-closed state prison.
  • The Big Idea

    Making New York City more energy efficient

    Making New York City more energy efficient

    Friday, July 25 2014 12:32 PM EDT2014-07-25 16:32:18 GMT
    More than half the population of New York City rides public transportation to work. No other metropolis in this country even approaches that percentage or the MTA's total number of riders. For that reason, New York likely ranks as the most energy-efficient city in the nation. But what would it take to make the city even more energy-efficient or even self-sufficient?
    More than half the population of New York City rides public transportation to work. No other metropolis in this country even approaches that percentage or the MTA's total number of riders. For that reason, New York likely ranks as the most energy-efficient city in the nation. But what would it take to make the city even more energy-efficient or even self-sufficient?
  • G subway line shutting down for 5 weeks

    G subway line shutting down for 5 weeks

    Friday, July 25 2014 9:02 AM EDT2014-07-25 13:02:01 GMT
    Beginning Friday night, a portion of the G subway line that connects Brooklyn and Queens will be shut down for five weeks.
    Beginning Friday night, a portion of the G subway line that connects Brooklyn and Queens will be shut down for five weeks.
Powered by WorldNow
Didn't find what you were looking for?
All content © Copyright 2000 - 2014 Fox Television Stations, Inc. and Worldnow. All Rights Reserved.
Privacy Policy | Terms of Service | Ad Choices