A Columbus City Schools principal has been charged with soliciting a prostitute.
43-year-old Leon Leavell has pleaded not guilty to a solicitation charge after being arrested during a sting last week at an east side hotel. Police say Leavell solicited a prostitute online who turned out to be an undercover officer. Leavell is prinicipal of the Arts Impact Middle School at Fort Hayes and applied last year to be the district's next superintendent. Leavell has been placed on paid leave.