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Winnsboro Christian school principal pleads guilty to abusing students

Stephen Couch | Photo: Franklin Parish Sheriff's Office
Stephen Couch | Photo: Franklin Parish Sheriff's Office(KNOE)
Published: Jan. 14, 2020 at 3:42 PM CST
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A Louisiana district attorney says a former principal at a Christian school in Franklin Parish has pleaded guilty to five counts of indecent behavior with a juvenile stemming from encounters with underage male students.

District Attorney Mack Lancaster says Stephen Couch of Winnsboro accepted a plea deal in 5th Judicial District Court on Monday.

He could spend up to seven years in prison and face a $5,000 fine per count when sentenced in May.

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Couch previously worked at Apostolic Tabernacle Christian School in Franklin Parish.

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