A former high school principal is accused of molesting students he contacting on a gay dating app.
58 year old Tony Worley was sentenced to three years and six months in prison for physical offenses involving a student.
Authorities say Worley approached the student on a dating app. Court records show that he pleaded guilty to the Lincoln County Supreme Court for a criminal count of physical assault with a student school administrator. Police arrested Worley last year and accused him of a “romantic relationship” with a student. Worley has resigned this year.
Worley resigned in June 2019 after being accused of contacting a student in Grindr, a gay dating app. He was also accused of using Snapchat to send photos of an ex-student to a high school student.
According to the police search warrant, the allegations of physical misconduct were made by a male student who had been enrolled in Lincolnton High School during the 2018-2019 school year.
In 2019, Worley was indicted for two offenses with a student, five for the offense with a student, two for an offense related to molestation with a student, and two for the offense for indecent freedom with a minor.