Indictment against Hilton principal includes additional accusations

Apr 21, 2021

A Monroe County Grand Jury has accused a Hilton elementary school principal of molesting 11 boys at the school.

The indictment released on Wednesday against Kirk Ashton, 51, includes allegations from two more students since the original accusations were made.

The indictment contains a total of 25 charges including seven counts of second-degree course of sexual conduct against a child, 11 counts of endangering the welfare of a child and seven counts of first-degree sexual abuse.

The Monroe County District Attorney’s Office says the latest accusations include two additional boys who are of a similar age as the previously announced nine victims, ages 8 to 12.

Ashton has been principal of Northwood Elementary School since 2004. He was placed on administrative leave on April 8 and is being held in the Niagara County jail.