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Former principal faces new charges

Posted on Tuesday, May 16, 2017 at 7:00 am


The trial for a former R-III elementary school principal accused of having sexual contact with a minor student has been postponed, as new charges — and new alleged victims have emerged.
Phillip Gary Brock II, 40, 40, of Troy, was set to stand trial for the original charges during the first week of May. But the former principal of William Cappel Elementary School in Moscow Mills was arrested again April 27 on additional charges.
According to an arrest warrant provided to The Journal, Brock now faces three counts of possession of child pornography, and three counts of sexual exploitation of a minor for acts that occurred between the dates of Jan. 1, 2003 and May 13, 2008.
According to Sheriff’s Lt. Andy Binder, Brock’s bond was set at $500,000. He was released May 3 after posting a 10 percent surety bond or $50,000 cash.
Troy Police Detective Tony Stewart said some of the charges are connected to new accusers coming forward. Stewart said the case has been sealed to protect the former students’ identities.
The original charges against Brock, which included 10 counts of sexual contact with a minor male student, were filed on Sept. 18, 2014.
According to the student, Brock had made sexual contact with him over 20 times from May through September of 2014.
Police had obtained text messages as well as videotaped evidence of sex acts involving Brock and the original accuser on his cell phone.
Brock was employed by the school district from July 1, 1998 through Oct. 9, 2014, according to R-III district spokeswoman April Bryant. He had also worked as a coach for non-school teams in the area.