FORMER FRANKLIN COUNTY SUBSTITUTE TEACHER SKIPS COURT APPEARANCE, FACES NEW CHARGES

FORMER FRANKLIN COUNTY SUBSTITUTE TEACHER SKIPS COURT APPEARANCE, FACES NEW CHARGES

BENTON — A former substitute teacher and Franklin County man is now facing several counts of grooming and child pornography charges after he was supposed to have appeared in Franklin County Court Tuesday.

Twenty-six-year-old Nicholas Price and his lawyer did not show up for court Tuesday. Hours later, Price was facing several new charges including child pornography.

Price was arrested Jan. 14 at Ewing Grade School after complaints of sex crimes with multiple minors were reported. He was charged that day with grooming and distributing harmful material to minors.

Price is now charged with six counts of grooming and one count of child pornography. Price is no longer a substitute teacher in Franklin County as Regional Supt. Lorie LeQuatte took him off the list.

Price is currently out on bond. He will be in court again for another hearing March 14.