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Ex-band director pleads guilty to sex crime charges

A former band director at a Johnston County high school pleaded guilty Thursday to sex crime charges involving two students.

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Mitchell Britt, former band director faces sex charges
SMITHFIELD, N.C. — A former band director at a Johnston County high school pleaded guilty Thursday to sex crime charges involving two students.

Mitchell Lance Britt was arrested two years ago on several charges, including first-degree sexual exploitation of a minor and sexual offense with a student.

He pleaded guilty under an Alford plea, in which a defendant maintains his innocence but admits it is in his best interest to enter a plea because there is sufficient evidence that could find him guilty.

He received 45 days in jail.

Britt resigned from West Johnston High Schol in Benson in November 2009 after seven years at the school.

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