Teacher Enters Guilty Plea in Sex Charges

The former Band Director at Vernon High School could face up to 30 years in prison for charges stemming from alleged sexual encounters with students.

Forty-five-year-old James R. Seaboch pled guilty Tuesday to four counts of lewd and lascivious and sexual acts with a child.

Washington County sheriff's investigators arrested Seaboch last fall after two of Seaboch's former students reported the sexual encounters. The alleged sex acts took place behind locked doors in Seaboch's school office.

One student said the activity went on for most of 1998. Another said her encounters lasted from 2000 to 2002.

Sentencing is scheduled for March 28. The victims' family members are expected to speak at that sentencing.