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Franklin man indicted on sex charges involving children; police say there could be more victims

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Posted at 2:12 PM, Dec 10, 2019
and last updated 2019-12-10 15:12:59-05

FRANKLIN, Tenn. (WTVF) — A Franklin man who’s worked as a music producer has been arrested on multiple counts of statutory rape and sexual battery.

Franklin police said 50-year-old Samuel Sylvester was arrested Friday after he was indicted on sex charges involving two children, ages 12 and 16.

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Samuel Sylvester

Police said they began investigating after a client he worked with as a music producer came forward with “disturbing allegations.”

Sylvester has been charged with seven counts of statutory rape by an authority figure, seven counts of sexual battery by an authority figure, aggravated sexual battery, and two counts of rape of a child.

He posted a $200,000 bond and was released. Police said neither victim is related to Sylvester and the children have no connection to one another.

Since he’s worked with children over the years, police said there could be more victims. Anyone with information should contact Franklin police.