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Deputies: Piano teacher had sex with teen girl

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Roman Harkins (Greenville Co. Sheriff's Office) Roman Harkins (Greenville Co. Sheriff's Office)
GREENVILLE, SC (FOX Carolina) -

Deputies said a piano teacher and member of a local church's music ministry was accused of having sex with one of his minor-aged students.

Greenville County deputies arrested and charged Roman Harkins, 25, of Easley with second-degree criminal sexual conduct with a minor between 11 and 14 years old on Wednesday.

Harkins was a member of New Life Baptist Church where he provided private piano lessons, deputies said.

According to investigators, the assault took place during a lesson at the church, which is located at 2690 W. Blue Ridge Dr. in Greenville.

Harkins was 23 years old and the girl was 13 years old when the incident occurred, deputies said.

Deputies said Harkins posted a $30,000 bond following his arrest and has since been released.

It is unknown if there are additional victims, and the sheriff's office is asking if anyone has information about other assaults or may be a victim of an assault to contact their office at 271-5210 or Crime Stoppers at 23-CRIME.

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