Former School Employee Sentenced On Child Sex Charges

By: Julie Montanaro
October 7, 2013

Tallahassee, FL - An employee at a popular Tallahassee private school is now headed to prison.

Chris Newcombe was arrested in September 2012 when officers say he showed up to meet what he thought was a 13 year old girl for sex.

Arrest papers say that followed sexually explicit on line chats.

Newcombe was an I-T systems administrator at Holy Comforter Episcopal School.

He was sentenced Monday to five years in prison followed by 15 years on probation. Court records say that’ll include attending sex addicts anonymous once a week.

By: Julie Montanaro
July 18, 2013

Christopher Newcombe entered a no contest plea to unlawful use of a computer and traveling to meet a minor for sex. A sentencing date has not been set.

By: Julie Montanaro
September 5, 2012

Tallahassee, FL - A Tallahassee man accused of soliciting a child for sex online worked at Holy Comforter School.

31 year old Chris Newcombe was arrested after travelling to meet what he thought was a 13 year old girl.

Tallahassee Police say he started chatting with an undercover agent on August 7th. Most of the email chats are too graphic to quote. Arrest papers say Newcombe described in intimate detail his plans to have sex with the girl, plans he thought "long and hard" about in the shower.

Newcombe was arrested when he showed up at designated meeting spot on West Tennessee Street Tuesday afternoon.

A school spokeswoman says Newcombe was suspended immediately. He has worked at Holy Comforter since 2006 as an IT systems administrator.

"We are shocked and saddened by the situation and are fully cooperating with the investigation," said head of school Peter Klekamp.

School spokeswoman Vanessa Culpepper says Holy Comforter notified parents, teachers and staff about the arrest via email last night. She says the school is talking with "age appropriate" students about it today.

Tallahassee Police ask if anyone has had inappropriate contact with Newcombe to report it.

"We would hate if there are some outside victims this happened to and we don't know about them yet. We would want them to be able to come forward so justice can be brought," TPD Spokesman David Northway said.

Newcombe posted more than $17,000 bond this afternoon and was released from jail. He's been ordered to stay away from schools, parks and children.

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