Ohio

Ohio band director accused of having nude pictures of student

Police say the man admitted to receiving the images during an interview

GROVE CITY, OH (WCMH) – Central Crossing High School’s Director of Bands was arrested Thursday, accused of having nude images of a minor student.

According to a complaint filed with the Franklin County Municipal Court, 40-year-old Keith Hallas received nude images of a 17-year-old on May 11, 2016. The complaint said he admitted to receiving the images during an interview with a police detective.

According to a message sent to parents by Central Crossing Principal Dr. Jill Burke, a teacher was taken into custody on a charge of pandering sexually oriented material involving a minor Thursday and was immediately placed on unpaid administrative leave.

Hallas was also a director at YSU in 2008.

Hallas is being held in the Franklin County Jail on a charge of pandering sexually oriented material involving a minor. He is due in court Friday morning.


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