Former Big Country asst. band director arrested for child sex crime

CALLAHAN COUNTY, Texas (KTAB/KRBC) - The former assistant band director at San Saba ISD, accused of having a relationship with a student in another school district, has been arrested for sexual assault of a child.

The Callahan County Sheriff's Office told KTAB and KRBC Dillon Phillips, who is in his 30s, turned himself in on a warrant for Sexual Assault of a Child Thursday. 

Phillips is accused of having a sexual relationship with a 16-year-old student from Cross Plains ISD, according to the Sheriff's Office.

Cross Plains ISD Superintendent Phil Mitchell says he is aware of the investigation but has no comment at this time.

San Saba ISD Superintendent Michael Bohensky confirmed Phillips resigned from his position as assistant band director over the summer. Bohensky also told KTAB and KRBC that this is a very sensitive situation and he feels for the family of the student involved. He had no further comment on the investigation but did say the Texas Education Agency has been notified. 

The Callahan County Sheriff's Office also said Phillips employed in the music department at Howard Payne University as well as San Saba ISD when the alleged crime occurred. 

BigCountryHomepage will update this article when more information becomes available. 

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