Teacher’s sexual offense case set to go to trial in Bladen County in August

Peter Frank (Photo: New Hanover County Sheriff's Office)

BLADEN COUNTY, NC (WWAY) — A trial date has been set for a former middle school band director teacher in New Hanover County accused of sex crimes involving students.

Peter Frank‘s trial is set for August 16. A motion to change venue due to pre-trial publicity was approved and the judge chose Bladen County.

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Frank is accused of committing sex crimes against students from 1998 to 2019 while he was employed as the band director at Roland-Grise Middle School.

He is charged with 29 counts of felony sex crimes against students ranging in age from 13 to 15.