Former headmaster surrenders on child porn charges

Nov 1, 2013, 9:18 PM

WILMINGTON, Del. (AP) – The former headmaster of an elite private school in Wilmington, Del., has surrendered to state police to be charged with dealing in child pornography.

Authorities said 53-year-old Christopher Wheeler turned himself in Friday afternoon, one day after authorities said they were searching for him.

Wheeler stepped down as headmaster of Tower Hill School last week after the attorney general’s office searched his home and school office as part of a child abuse investigation.

Authorities say an examination of computers that were seized during the searches recovered multiple images of child pornography.

Detectives with the state Child Predator Task Force secured an arrest warrant for Wheeler on Wednesday, charging him with 25 counts of dealing in child pornography.

Wheeler is being held on $1.5 million cash bail.

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Former headmaster surrenders on child porn charges