Former Rye Cove teacher faces more than 50 child sex charges


A former Rye Cove High School teacher - already guilty of sex crimes against children in Sullivan County - is now facing 52 charges in Virginia.

Jeremy Dale Francis is in the Southwest Virginia Regional Jail in Duffield on charges of taking indecent liberties with a child, child porn, and soliciting a juvenile.

The charges stem from when he was employed at the high school and the victim has been identified as a juvenile.

Francis lives in Kingsport and was already on the Tennessee Sex Offender Registry. In April 2016, he was convicted and sentenced to two years in prison, but the Sullivan County Jail told us Francis was let out on probation in October.

The Sullivan County assistant district attorney told us hundreds of inappropriate pictures of underage girls were found on his computer.

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