UPDATE: Fmr School Security Monitor Under Indictment


( Hamilton County ) - A statement from the prosecutor on Thursday says a man who spent decades as a security monitor for the Princeton School District is now under indictment on charges related to the sexual abuse of children.

54-Year-Old Lamont Baldwin is charged with twelve counts of gross sexual imposition. Investigators say he sexually abused 4 different boys who were 13-years-old or younger, and those alleged incidents occurred both on and off school grounds.

Sharonville Police have been investigating Baldwin since late last year. He was terminated from his job on November 18, 2019, after having been hired in 1996. The prosecutor says Baldwin also briefly served as a middle school wrestling coach.

Late Thursday afternoon, the Princeton School District released a statement from Superintendent Tom Burton:

January 30, 2020

Dear District Parents/Guardians, 

Earlier today, someone who was formerly a Princeton Community Middle School security monitor was criminally charged on counts of gross sexual imposition.

Immediately upon learning about the allegations in October, Princeton administration placed the employee on administrative leave and contacted local law enforcement. At the November 18 board meeting, the Princeton Board of Education terminated the employment of this individual. Additionally, an investigation into the allegations was conducted by the City of Sharonville police.

The well-being and safety of our students are top priorities of Princeton City Schools and under no circumstances do we condone or tolerate inappropriate conduct. To ensure our students are receiving mental health support, the district will continue to offer counseling and therapeutic services. We have been and will continue to cooperate with law enforcement and legal authorities in the investigation. 

As always, I appreciate your support of the Princeton City School District and the trust you place in us. I will always act in the best interest of all of the children in our schools. 

Respectfully,

Tom Burton

Superintendent