Former Chanhassen High School Principal Faces Additional Charges

The former high school principal now faces a total 17 counts of felony possession of child pornography.

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CHANHASSEN, Minn. — The former principal of Chanhassen High School is facing more legal trouble after new evidence was introduced into court.

The court rejected Timothy Dorway’s guilty plea after investigators found additional evidence during their investigation.

Dorway, 44, originally charged with seven felony counts relating to child pornography, was charged Thursday with 10 additional counts of felony possession of child pornography.

According to the Star Tribune, Dorway possessed pornography involving 11-to-13-year-old girls, but investigators found 127 videos and images of boys and girls believed to be younger than 11 years old.

Alpha News reported in December that Dorway was arrested at his home on the suspicion of possessing child pornography.

The Eastern Carver County School District fired Dorway after initially placing him on paid administrative leave.

Court records show Dorway having a clean criminal record except for a few minor speeding tickets. Records also show Dorway’s wife filing for divorce in October 2014. The couple has one child. The divorce was granted in April 2015.

Prior to his work at Chanhassen High School, Dorway started his work as a teacher in the mid-1990’s, before becoming the principal at Rochester Mayo high school in 2007.


Preya Samsundar

Preya Samsundar was born and raised in Minneapolis, MN. She graduated from the University of Minnesota - Twin Cities this Spring with a B.A. in Political Science and Sociology, with a minor in Strategic Communications. Preya has previously worked on several State Campaign Races.