February 13, 2005

Former Principal Sentenced For Soliciting Minor On Internet

News Channel 10

POSTED: 6:53 am EST February 10, 2005
UPDATED: 4:47 pm EST February 10, 2005

A former assistant principal at Bishop Hendricken High School in Warwick pleaded no contest on Thursday to one count of indecently soliciting a child.

The attorney general's office said Timothy Sheldon, 39, was sentenced to five years probation.

Sheldon also had to surrender his state teaching certificate, and he was ordered to complete sex offender counseling, not to be employed in any job in which he has contact with children, and not to use the Internet.

Sheldon was arrested Dec. 17 following a police probe into an explicit discussion Sheldon allegedly had in an online chat room with someone he believed to be a 14-year-old boy.

Posted by kshaw at February 13, 2005 06:01 AM