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Trial date set for former band director accused of sex crimes against students

Peter Frank trial date set
Updated: Apr. 14, 2021 at 4:28 PM EDT
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WILMINGTON, N.C. (WECT) - The trail date has been set for a former New Hanover County middle school band director accused of a series of sex crimes against his students.

A spokesperson for the Justice Department confirmed that Peter Frank’s trial will take place on Aug. 16 in Bladen County.

Frank’s defense team filed a motion last year to change the venue of the trial because the case was getting so much local attention, and the judge eventually granted the request.

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Frank has been accused of multiple sex crimes against students, dating back as far as 1999 and as recent as 2019.

He was fired from Roland-Grise Middle School on Feb. 15, 2020, about two weeks after he was originally arrested by the sheriff’s office.

Frank remains in the New Hanover County Jail under a $500,000 bond.

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