Former Headmaster Wanted on Child Porn Charges Now in Custody - WBOC-TV 16, Delmarvas News Leader, FOX 21 -

Former Headmaster Wanted on Child Porn Charges Now in Custody

Posted: Updated:
Christopher Wheeler Christopher Wheeler

DOVER, Del. (WBOC/AP)-  The former headmaster of an elite private school in Wilmington has turned himself in to police to face charges of dealing in child pornography.

The Delaware Department of Justice said that the state Child Predator Task Force made arrangements for 53-year-old Christopher Wheeler to turn himself in to detectives Friday afternoon at Delaware State Police Troop #2, where he was charged with 25 counts of dealing in child pornography. He was ordered held in the Howard R. Young Correctional Institution in lieu of $1.5 million cash bail.

Wheeler stepped down as headmaster of Tower Hill School last week after the attorney general's office and Wilmington police searched his home and school office on the 1500 block of Mount Salem Lane as part of a child abuse investigation.
 
Authorities said an examination of computers and digital media that were seized during the searches recovered multiple images of child pornography.
 
Child Predator Task Force detectives secured an arrest warrant for Wheeler on Wednesday and had been looking for him until his surrender.

  • Most Popular StoriesMost Popular StoriesMore>>

  • 39 Arrests in Smyrna Street Drug Operation

    39 Arrests in Smyrna Street Drug Operation

    09/20/2017 04:11:00 -04:002017-09-20 08:11:00 GMT
    Wednesday, September 20 2017 10:51 AM EDT2017-09-20 14:51:57 GMT

    A major investigation into a street drug operation in Smyrna leads to the arrest of 39 people, authorities said.

    More

    A major investigation into a street drug operation in Smyrna, Del. has led to the arrest of 39 people, authorities said.

    More
  • Dover Police Arrest Three for Possession of Drugs & Firearms

    Dover Police Arrest Three for Possession of Drugs & Firearms

    09/20/2017 13:22:00 -04:002017-09-20 17:22:00 GMT
    Wednesday, September 20 2017 2:26 PM EDT2017-09-20 18:26:10 GMT
    DOVER, Del. - The Dover Police Department have arrested three people on drug and firearms charges during a traffic stop.Officers conducted a traffic stop in the area of S. Saulsbury Road and West North Street after the vehicle was seen leavingMore
    DOVER, Del. - The Dover Police Department have arrested three people on drug and firearms charges during a traffic stop.Officers conducted a traffic stop in the area of S. Saulsbury Road and West North Street after the vehicle was seen leavingMore
  • Woman Arrested In Newark Home Invasion

    Woman Arrested In Newark Home Invasion

    09/20/2017 22:25:00 -04:002017-09-21 02:25:00 GMT
    Wednesday, September 20 2017 10:36 PM EDT2017-09-21 02:36:24 GMT
    Courtesy of New Castle County PoliceCourtesy of New Castle County Police
    New Castle County Police have arrested 32-year-old Elizabeth Noone in connection to the home invasion that occurred in the community of Stones Throw Townhouses this morning.More
    New Castle County Police have arrested 32-year-old Elizabeth Noone in connection to the home invasion that occurred in the community of Stones Throw Townhouses this morning.More
Powered by Frankly

All content © Copyright 2000 - 2017 WBOC. All Rights Reserved. For more information on this site, please read our Privacy Policy, and Terms of Service, and Ad Choices