Mississippi community college expresses shock, disappointment by arrest of former employee on child exploitation charges

Published 9:12 am Wednesday, May 1, 2024

A Mississippi community college expressed shock and disappointment when it reported on social media Tuesday that one of its employees — now a former employee — was arrested on child exploitation charges.

According to a post on Facebook, PRCC officials were notified of the arrest on April 18, 2024. The Pearl River County Sheriff’s Department notified PRCC officials that Megan Boles was being investigated on charges related to the exploitation of children.

PRCC immediately placed Boles on Administrative Leave pending the results of the Sheriff’s Department’s investigation. After PRCC was notified on April 30, 2024, that Boles was arrested, the community college immediately terminated her employment.

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PRCC officials said before April 18 they had “had no knowledge or reason to know of any such alleged wrongdoing by Ms. Boles.”

Officials say the Pearl River County Sheriff’s Department has indicated that there is no evidence of any alleged wrongdoing on the PRCC campus.

“The alleged actions of Ms. Boles are not reflective of the values and standards upheld by Pearl River Community College,” PRCC officials posted. “We at Pearl River Community College condemn all behavior that jeopardizes the safety and welfare of children, and we are committed to taking swift and decisive action to address this matter.”