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Deputies: Child porn videos found on phone of former Upstate youth academy education director

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William Avery Moulton-Fowler (Source: GCSO) William Avery Moulton-Fowler (Source: GCSO)
GREENVILLE, SC (FOX Carolina) -

The Greenville County Sheriff's Office said a man is facing child sex charges after deputies were notified of allegations by the Department of Social Services.

Deputies said during the investigation, they uncovered videos containing pornographic content involving children on an electronic device belonging to 39-year-old William Avery Moulton-Fowler.

According to arrest warrants, the videos were on his phone.

The Williamston Police Department confirmed Moulton-Fowler was the former director of education for Williamston Youth Academy, a private group home for adolescent boys and girls. According to a bio on the school's website, Moulton-Fowler is highly specialized in special education programs and was formerly the director of an autism program in Atlanta.

Brian Hemment, the vice president of Williamston Youth Academy, confirmed Moulton-Fowler was terminated recently. In March, the suspect had notified the academy he was under investigation and was suspended.

Hemment said there is no indication any of the allegations made against Moulton-Fowler involved the academy. Moulton-Fowler passed a background check before being hired.

Moulton-Fowler was arrested and charged with two counts of third-degree sexual exploitation of a minor. He was released from the Greenville County Detention Center on a $5,000 bond.

The Department of Social Services released the following statement on the investigation:

"The Department is investigating the allegations and coordinating with local law enforcement to ensure the safety of the children. We cannot comment further on a pending investigation."

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