Principal arrested on child porn bonds out

Principal arrested on child porn bonds out

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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)

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