Franklin music producer accused of sex crimes against children

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FRANKLIN, Tenn. (WKRN) — A 50-year-old music producer in Franklin has been indicted on more than a dozen charges stemming from reported sex crimes against at least two children.

Franklin police said they began investigating Samuel Sylvester after a client of his came forward with disturbing allegations.

Sylvester, known professionally as “Sammy,” was arrested Friday following a grand jury indictment on charges including 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 child rape.

According to investigators, the charges stem from incidents involving two children, ages 12 and 16. The children were not related to Sylvester and had no connection to each other, police added.

Sylvester was booked into the Williamson County jail and released on a $200,000 bond.

Detectives said they are concerned there could be more victims because Sylvester worked with children. They urge anyone with information on the investigation to contact the Franklin Police Department at 615-794-2513.

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