Former NC SRO Charged With Sex Crimes

DURHAM, N.C. (WNCN) – A school resource officer for Hillside High School in Durham was arrested Monday on sex crime charges, including sex acts with a student and second-degree kidnapping, the Durham County Sheriff’s Office said.

Deputy Christopher L. Kelly was placed on administrative leave April 21 and then fired April 28.

He was arrested Monday and charged with:

  • Statutory sex offense with a child
  • First-degree sexual exploitation of a minor
  • Second-degree sexual exploitation of a minor
  • Indecent liberties with a child
  • Sex acts with a student
  • Second-degree kidnapping

Kelly served with the Sheriff’s Office from August 19, 2013 to April 28, 2017.

He was worked as Northern Durham High School’s school resource officer before being transferred to Hillside, the sheriff’s office said.

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Kelly has no promotions, demotions or suspensions on his record.

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