A Greenville man and former youth academy education director has been charged with sexual exploitation of a minor after deputies said they found multiple videos of child pornography on his cellphone.

William Avery Moulton-Fowler, 39, of Park Vista Way, was arrested March 26 on two counts of sexual exploitation of a minor third degree, according to arrest warrants from the Greenville County Sheriff’s Office.

Moulton-Fowler was the former education director of the Williamston Youth Academy, which serves children with behavioral and emotional disorders, Williamston Police Chief Tony Taylor confirmed.

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Sheriff’s Office investigators first looked into Moulton-Fowler on March 23 after receiving information from the Department of Social Services alleging sexual misconduct, according to a statement from the Greenville County Sheriff’s Office.

The investigators located pornographic videos of children on Moulton-Fowler’s cellphone, warrants state.

According to the youth academy’s website, Moulton-Fowler is a graduate of Greenville County Schools, including Greenville Senior High School, the Greenville County Fine Arts Center and the Governor’s School for the Arts.

He is no longer employed by the youth academy, said Brian Hemmert, a Williamston Youth Academy spokesman.

Moulton-Fowler was put on suspension after he self-reported the DSS investigation late last month, Hemmert said.

“He was cleared of all pre-employment background checks prior to his hire,” Hemmert said. “At Williamston Youth Academy, we have no indication that any allegations of abuse were made at the facility.”

Taylor said the Williamston Police Department has no open investigations involving Moulton-Fowler.

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