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Former high school principal arrested for grooming

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FRANKLIN COUNTY (WSIL) -- A former high school principal and minister from West Frankfort was arrested Tuesday for one count of grooming, a class 4 felony.

55-year-old John J. Robinson was the principal at Thompsonville High School and a pastor at Thomsponville First Baptist Church. He is being held in the Franklin County Jail on $20,000 bond.

Grooming is defined as knowingly using an online service, Internet service or other electronic data storage device to seduce, solicit, or lure a child into committing a sexual act. 

Superintendent of Thompsonville CUSD 174 Brock Harris tells News 3 he accepted Robinson's letter of resignation Monday.

Detectives are still investigating the case.

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