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Pittston Area Band Director Facing Child Sex Charges

YATESVILLE, Pa. — Police filed child sex charges against the band director for the Pittston Area School District. Brendan Carter, 28, of Falls, is charged...
Brendan Carter
Brendan Carter

YATESVILLE, Pa. — Police filed child sex charges against the band director for the Pittston Area School District.

Brendan Carter, 28, of Falls, is charged with indecent assault, indecent exposure, corruption of minors, sexual abuse of children, and possessing child pornography.

According to court paperwork, five current and former high school students told police Carter would play truth or dare with band members while riding on the bus, exposed himself, and asked students for nude pictures, among other sexual acts.

Carter was arraigned Monday and is locked up in the Luzerne County jail on $125,000 bail. A judge has ordered him to stay off Pittston Area school property and Wyoming Area school property.

According to the school solicitor for the Wyoming Area School District, Carter was also percussion instructor for Wyoming Area. He has been suspended from that position.

There is no word on his status as band director at Pittston Area.