Former Rye Cove teacher facing child sex charges

A former Rye Cove High School teacher – already guilty of sex crimes against children in Sullivan County – is now facing 52 charges in Virginia.

Jeremy Dale Francis is in the Southwest Virginia Regional Jail in Duffield on charges of taking indecent liberties with a child, child porn, and soliciting a juvenile.

The Sullivan County assistant district attorney says hundreds of inappropriate pictures of underage girls were found on his computer.

The charges stem from when he was employed at the high school and the victim has been identified as a juvenile.

Francis lives in Kingsport and was already on the Tennessee Sex Offender Registry. He was convicted in April of last year and sentenced to two years in prison, but was let out on probation in October.


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