LARUE COUNTY, Ky. (WHAS11) -- Stephen Kyle Goodlett, principal of LaRue County High School, faced a judge for the first time Friday morning through a video conference, after he was arrested Thursday night.
Goodlett is charged with 60 counts of possession and three counts of distribution of matter portraying a sex performance by a minor. Investigators expect more charges to be filed.
Kentucky State Police arrested Goodlett following an undercover Internet Crimes Against Children investigation. We're told the investigation began after someone filed a complaint about Goodlett with the Elizabethtown Police Department.
Right now, KSP says this is still under investigation and they are not commenting on if any district students could be involved.
One of Goodlett's former employees, retired LaRue County High School custodian Cathy Turner, tells us she was surprised to hear about these allegations.
“They need to find out what’s going on and keep the kids safe," said Turner. "He was just like any other principal. You know, you had to do your job when he asked you to. I didn't know, I was shocked to hear about this, of him."
If convicted, Goodlett faces one to five years in prison on each of the 63 felony charges he faces.
LaRue County Schools Superintendent Sam Sanders released a statement saying in part: “School officials are cooperating fully with law enforcement officials and remain committed to taking steps to ensure the well-being of our students and staff.”
Goodlett has a preliminary hearing scheduled for October 24.