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December 06, 2019

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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Andy has worked in broadcasting around Western North Carolina over the last 17 years. He serves as the Operations Manager and Program Director for WRGC and WBHN. “I’ve been with the crew here at Five Forty Broadcasting since the idea of bringing the station back to Jackson County at 540-AM. I feel a personal connection with community radio and the area”. In the past, Andy has worked with iHeart Media and Sky Country Broadcasting. He resides in Haywood County.

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