Band Director Accused Of Sending Student Explicit Emails

HERMANN, Mo. (KMOX/AP) –  A high school band director from Hermann Missouri is accused of exchanging sexually explicit emails with a student.

Among the charges against 31-year-old Joshua James are furnishing pornography to a minor and “using a child in a sexual performance”.

The alleged contact took place between James and a 16-year-old female student in the Gasconade County school district, and reportedly involved illicit photos.

James is free on bond and has resigned from his band director job.



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  • Dr. Chris Neale, Sup't.

    For the sake of accuracy, James’ resignation preceded the allegations about his misconduct. A public information statement from the Gasconade Co. R-I School District is available at its website,

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