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Pittston Area Band Director Facing Child Sex Charges

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YATESVILLE, Pa. — Police filed child sex charges against the band director for the Pittston Area School District.

Brendan Carter, 28, of Falls, is charged with indecent assault, indecent exposure, corruption of minors, sexual abuse of children, and possessing child pornography.

According to court paperwork, five current and former high school students told police Carter would play truth or dare with band members while riding on the bus, exposed himself, and asked students for nude pictures, among other sexual acts.

Carter was arraigned Monday and is locked up in the Luzerne County jail on $125,000 bail. A judge has ordered him to stay off Pittston Area school property and Wyoming Area school property.

According to the school solicitor for the Wyoming Area School District, Carter was also percussion instructor for Wyoming Area. He has been suspended from that position.

There is no word on his status as band director at Pittston Area.


  • Wayne S (@Wayneskook)

    sick sick world. but ne and central pa takes the cake. home of famous coach jerry and swimming photographer jimmer! then throw in the catholic church priests and the small town pedo youth sports loving street roamers we got ourselves some problems folks!

  • ozzycoop

    We’ve got to educate our children against guys like this. Unfortunately that’s almost all we can do. You can’t shut your kids in the house and you can’t be with them around the clock . So you teach them about scum that would harm them and how that scum would manipulate them. Don’t just tell yourself that it can’t happen to your kid. Your kids need to know there are guys like this out there.

  • Sherrie L Gualdoni

    So sick of people hurting our children, from the churches to schools! Men and women. Kids just can’t be kids anymore. The world has gone mad!

    • Dave Palovchak

      Exactly my thoughts as well. And I am sick and tired of people saying “it’s the priests”! It is EVERYONE who is hurting people especially kids and in my book teachers doing this is just about as bad as ANY clergy! In fact- these teachers have more access to children. I hope this perv gets what he desires from the kids- but in prison now!

  • lickerblisters

    When are people going to realize pedos put themselves in positions to molest? You know like Boy Scout leaders, teachers, gymnastics instructors, karate instructors, priests, etc. etc..

      • gutterratt

        That’s a very good point because we can’t expect to believe or accuse all people who work with kids as peddies. Background checks only pull up convictions thereof if they have a record. Hard to believe they remain under wraps until exposed to kids en-masse. On the school bus even? Was he so compulsive that he had no concerns the bus driver would think his behavior odd at best and criminal at worst?

      • gutterratt

        The best we can do sometimes is just watch for signs…too touchy feely, too friendly…I don’t know. I was a children’s minister and just always saw to it that there were certain boundaries that weren’t crossed between students and teachers.

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