EDMOND, Okla. - A former band director at an Edmond high school was charged Wednesday with soliciting sexual conduct or communication with a minor by use of technology.
The Oklahoma County District Attorney filed charges against 28-year-old Cameron Kedy, who was the band director at Edmond Memorial High School, on Wednesday.
Kedy resigned from Edmond Memorial after police and the school started investigating allegations of an inappropriate relationship with a student.
Investigators allege the relationship began when the student was 16-years-old and lasted for years.
An anonymous tip to Edmond police got the ball rolling that band director Cameron Kedy was allegedly having a sexual relationship with a student.
“Over the course of about two years, some inappropriate text messages and things like that were being sent between the victim and him,” Sgt. James Hamm, with the Edmond Police Department, said.
Court documents show the victim’s parents told police their daughter admitted to the relationship with Kedy.
At first, we’re told Kedy denied everything to police, saying he didn’t even know the girl.
But later, we’re told Kedy allegedly admitted to talking with her on an app called “KIK.”
“These apps allow kids to send messages that are not tracked through the cell phone providers. So, if you don’t know these apps are on your child’s phone, you don’t really know what they’re sending out to other people,” Sgt. Hamm said.
Investigators say messages on Kedy’s phone show Kedy and the victim talked "numerous times about her coming over to stay the night.”
Court documents show Kedy told police the victim “stayed the night at his house in his bed numerous times but denied any sexual relationship.”
The school launched an internal investigation in May, which ended in Kedy’s resignation.
“These allegations are very shocking and upsetting. If the allegations are proven true, Mr. Kedy violated the trust of the district and everyone involved with the band program and the community,” Edmond Public Schools spokesperson Susan Parks-Schlepp said.
Police say they also looked at the victim’s phone and allegedly found texts between the victim and a friend talking about the victim’s relationship with Kedy.
We’re told the victim is now 18-years-old, while Kedy is 28-years-old.
Kedy began working for Edmond Public Schools in 2011.
He’s charged with soliciting sexual conduct or communication with a minor by use of technology.
We’re told he could be facing more charges.
Edmond Public Schools hired a new band director last month.