A former Rye Cove High School teacher has been charged with sex crimes against children. The investigation is continuing and more charges could be coming.
Jeremy Francis of Kingsport has been charged after the Sullivan County District Attorney's Office reported allegations of inappropriate contact with underage students from Rye Cove.
Francis was charged with two counts of sexual exploitation of a minor, and one count of aggravated sexual exploitation of a minor.
Friday, he was booked into the Sullivan County Jail and released on $20,000 bond.