WESTON, W.Va. — A former Lewis County High School band director pleaded guilty Thursday to sex-related charges and was sentenced to five years probation.
Floyd Friend, Jr., 40, cut a plea deal with prosecutors and admitted to a charge of filming minors in sexually explicit material. Circuit Judge Kurt Hall went along with the plea agreement and suspended a 10-year prison term and sentenced Friend to probation.
Friend will have to register as a sex offender, complete therapy and perform community service.
He was originally arrested last July after police found 422 images, many of them sexually explicit pictures, on his cell phone.