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Elite Prep School Headmaster Charged With Dealing Child Porn & on the Lam

christopher wheeler headmaster of tower hill school charged with porn

The headmaster of an elite Delaware prep school has stepped down and is on the lam amid charges he was dealing child pornography.

Christopher Wheeler, 53, was charged yesterday with 25 counts of dealing child porn following an October 22 raid on his home and office in Wilmington, Delaware.

Today, state authorities reported that they “currently looking for Wheeler” and seeking the public’s help to find him.

Here’s what you should know about this alleged sicko and his shocking fall from grace.


1. He Was the Headmaster of Delaware’s Top Prep School

Until his resignation last week, Wheeler was at the helm of Tower Hill School, Delaware’s top prep school, ranked in 2007 as the 24th best school in the nation by Wall Street Journal. Founded in 1919 by DuPont family members, Tower Hill’s alumni include celebrity physician Dr. Mehmet Oz and U.S. Senator Chris Coons (D-Delaware).

Wheeler joined the school the school in 2005, according to his LinkedIn page.

According to Delaware Online, Wheeler’s total annual compensation was $360,876 including benefits.


2. Cops Raided His Home & Found Evidence of Child Porn

According to the Delaware Department of Justice, a joint criminal probe by Wilmington police and the state DOJ culminated in an October 22 raid on Wheeler’s home and office in the 1500 Block of Mount Salem Lane in Wilmington.

Officials seized several computers, additional “digital media” and other evidence. The Delaware Child Predator Task Force conducted a forensic examination and allegedly found “multiple images” of child porn.


3. Cops Need Your Help to Find Him

Nikolai Wheeler Facebook Golf Son Child Porn Christopher Wheeler Tower Hill School

(Facebook)

Based on the evidence derived from the raid, detectives secured an arrest warrant on October 30 that charged Wheeler with 25 counts of “Dealing in Child Pornography.”

But cops are “looking for” Wheeler and asking anyone with information on his whereabouts to call Wilmington Police Detective Cecilia Ashe at (302) 576-3649.


4. He’s a Pilot With His Own Airplane

Wheeler’s bio on InsideTheirHeadships.

According to a bio linked to Wheeler’s blog on the website InsideTheirHeadships, he’s an amateur pilot who owns a small aircraft:

His passion is flying – he is an instrument rated private pilot and spends as much time in the air piloting his single engine airplane as possible.



5. He Adopted a 9-Year-Old Russian Boy, Who Is Now a Semi-Pro Golfer

Wheeler and his son. (Facebook)

Wheeler and his son. (Facebook)

Wheeler is unmarried but has a son, now 23 years old, whom he adopted at age 9 from Russia. In the “About” section of his blog, he credits his son as his “proudest accomplishment.”

According to DelawareOnline, “The Attorney General’s Office would not say if the son is involved in this case.”

The son, Nikolai Kovalevsky, praises his father on his Facebook page, which also notes his golf accolades and features a picture of him with golf great Nick Faldo.

golf fb

On October 24, two days after the raid on Wheeler’s home, Nikolai posted this tribute to his Dad:

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