Confinement terms relaxed for former Hilton principal charged with sex abuse


ROCHESTER, N.Y. (WROC) — Kirk Ashton, the former Hilton elementary school principal accused of sexually abusing students during school hours, appeared in court Friday.

Ashton, who resigned in September, is charged with multiple counts of sexual abuse against minors from second to fifth grade.

Ashton was released from jail last month after posting bail. In court Friday, a judge granted his request to expand the range of his confinement to Monroe County. He was previously limited to his home.

Though Ashton will now be restricted to Monroe County, he is also barred from the Hilton Central School District, and may visit his attorney’s Canandaigua office.

Ashton has surrendered his passport to his attorney.

Multiple families in the district have filed separate lawsuits against Ashton and the Hilton Central School District.

Ashton pleaded not guilty to all charges in April. He is scheduled to return to court on December 20.

Check back with News 8 WROC as we will continue to update this developing story.

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