New charges filed against former Franklin dance teacher

Courtesy Metro Police

April 4, 2018 update: Following testimony by a Franklin Police Detective, a Davidson County Grand Jury recently indicted Ross McCord for x3 counts of Statutory Rape by an Authority, x3 counts of Aggravated Statutory Rape, and Solicitation of a Minor. These new charges stem from additional crimes McCord perpetrated in Davidson County against the original child victim.

McCord, who was arrested Tuesday, remains jailed in Davidson County on a $75,000 bond. He is due in court there on 04/11/2018.

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Released December 7, 2017: A former dance instructor at Franklin’s DC Dance Factory was arrested, moments ago, following a multiple-count indictment on sex charges involving a 14-year-old girl. Franklin Police began investigating 29-year-old Ross McCord on October 24, after the girl’s parents came forward with disturbing information regarding McCord and their daughter.

Charged with x4 counts of Statutory Rape by an Authority Figure, x4 counts of Aggravated Statutory Rape, Solicitation of Sexual Exploitation of a Minor, and Exploitation of a Minor by Electronic Means, McCord is in the process of being booked into the Williamson County Jail. A Judge has set his bond at $50,000.

McCord, of Brentwood, Tennessee, is being investigated for similar crimes in other jurisdictions. Because Ross McCord has been a teen dance instructor for the last 10 years, Franklin Detectives are concerned that he could have other victims. Anyone with information should contact Franklin Police.

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