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Former high school band director faces no jail time in child seduction case

FORT WAYNE, Ind. (Fort Wayne's NBC) - A former band director at Heritage Junior-Senior High School sentenced to five years of probation for one count of child seduction.

On Wednesday, Josiah Pfenning was sentenced to no jail time, but five years of probation. Two of those years will be community controlled.

Pfenning admitted to engaging in a sexual relationship with a student when the victim was a high school junior.

The incidents took place on school grounds.

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We spoke with a woman who said she had advised the school about her own past relationship with Pfenning, when the woman was 14 years old.

Just as the 16-year-old student at Heritage claims, the relationship was consensual at first, but in a matter of weeks, the woman said that changed.

Emilia Miles

Emilia Miles joined Fort Wayne’s NBC in September 2019 as a Social Media and Digital Content Manager. Emilia also serves as a producer. She’s a Fort Wayne native and graduated from Indiana University.

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