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Band teacher at Wilmington middle school charged with student sex crimes

Posted January 28, 2020 9:43 a.m. EST
Updated January 28, 2020 9:52 a.m. EST

Peter Frank, listed as a teacher at Roland Grise Middle School, faces faces six charges of indecent liberties with a child and six charges of indecent liberties with a student by a teacher.

— A middle school band teacher charged with 12 felony sex crimes turned himself in Monday, authorities said.

Peter Frank, from Roland Grise Middle School, faces faces six charges of indecent liberties with a child and six charges of indecent liberties with a student by a teacher.

According to the New Hanover County Sheriff's Office, an investigation revealed that the crimes began in 2003, with the most recent occurring in 2019. There were six students involved, officials said.

According to WECT News, Frank voluntarily turned himself in to authorities Monday night. The county’s booking website says he is being held on a $750,000 bond.

The crimes are under investigation. Anyone with information is asked to call the New Hanover County Sheriff's Office at 910-798-4260.

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