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Ex-dance teacher in Tennessee indicted on several sex charges

Associated Press • Dec 8, 2017 at 2:37 PM

FRANKLIN — Authorities in Tennessee say a former dance instructor has been indicted on sex charges involving a 14-year-old girl.

News outlets reported Thursday that 29-year-old Ross McCord was indicted on several offenses, including statutory rape by an authority figure.

A Franklin police news release says police began investigating the former DC Dance Factory instructor in October after the girl’s parents came forward with information regarding McCord and their daughter. McCord has been a teen dance instructor for the last 10 years, and detectives are concerned there could be other victims.

An attorney for DC Dance Factory said in a statement to USA Today Network-Tennessee that the studio has severed ties with McCord after learning about the allegations from police.

It’s unclear if McCord has a lawyer.

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