Parents outraged as Franklin dance instructor accused of statutory rape with 14-year-old

NASHVILLE, Tenn. — Franklin Police said they’re concerned there may be more victims after the arrest of a popular dance instructor on Thursday night. Ross McCord was charged with multiple sex charges including aggravated statutory rape and exploitation of a minor involving a 14-year-old girl. Renowned dance teacher Leslie Scott said student dance is a multi-billion dollar industry,…

Police arrest man suspected of touching girls inappropriately at Morgan Hill dance performance

A 36-year-old man suspected of touching two girls inappropriately backstage at a dance performance at Sobrato High School in Morgan Hill was arrested by police. Kevin Cole, 36, of Newark, was taken into custody Friday on suspicion of multiple counts of annoying or molesting a child under 18, according to a Morgan Hill police press release.…

Franklin dance teacher charged with rape of teen, police seeking other victims

Franklin police fear there may be other victims after a youth dance teacher was arrested Thursday on rape charges involving a 14-year-old girl. (Photo: Franklin Police Department) The instructor, 29-year-old Ross McCord, of Brentwood, has been indicted on four counts of statutory rape by an authority figure, four counts of aggravated statutory rape, solicitation of sexual exploitation…

Ballet chief Peter Martins under investigation after sexual harassment allegations

New York City Ballet and its school are probing an anonymous claim against the director. The New York City Ballet and its affiliated training arm, the School of American Ballet, are investigating allegations of sexual harassment against Peter Martins, who heads both institutions, according to statements issued Monday night. Martins, 71, has been removed from…

Ex-USA Gymnastics doctor apologizes, pleads guilty to criminal sexual conduct

By Nicole Chavez and Eric Levenson, CNN Updated 12:12 PM ET, Wed November 22, 2017 (CNN)Larry Nassar, the former acclaimed USA Gymnastics team doctor, pleaded guilty Wednesday to seven counts of first-degree criminal sexual conduct and apologized in a Michigan court for sexually abusing underage girls. Three of those charges applied to victims under 13, and three applied…

Children’s yoga teacher, 22, is charged with repeatedly molesting a six-year-old because he thought the boy was ‘cute’

Christian Hammond charged with one count of second-degree child molestation Yoga and dance teacher at Parkville Children’s Cottage in Missouri is accused of grabbing buttocks and touching genitals of his six-year-old student  Hammond, 22, claimed he only touched the boy over his clothes  By Snejana Farberov For Dailymail.com A yoga and dance instructor at a Montessori…