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September 25, 2017

Former High School band director pleads guilty to sex charges

A former Brevard High School band director has pleaded guilty to sex charges involving a student.

Kenneth Franklin, of Brevard, is a former band teacher at Brevard High School. On Thursday, March 3, 2016, Franklin pled guilty to five counts of indecent liberties with a student, a class I felony.

During the fall of 2014, an investigation into Franklin began when the administration of Brevard High School and the Transylvania County Sheriff’s Office received an anonymous tip alleging misconduct between Franklin and his students. The investigation revealed that Franklin was having an inappropriate sexual relationship with one of his female students.

Franklin was sentenced to 10 years of supervised probation. Franklin cannot have any contact with the victim, cannot possess a firearm, and must register as a sex offender for a period of 30 years.

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