Former Fairborn band director pleads guilty to sexual battery

Robert Bass pleaded guilty to sexual battery after an investigation into an inappropriate relation with a Fairborn Student. (Photo: Fairborn Police Dept.)

FAIRBORN, Ohio (WDTN) – A former band director at a local school has pleaded guilty for an inappropriate relationship with a student.

According to Fairborn Police, Robert Bass had a relationship with a female student while he was employed as Band Director at Fairborn High School. The relationship happened between January 1, 1996 and June 2, 1996.

Police say after an investigation, Bass pleaded guilty to two counts of sexual battery in Greene County Common Pleas Court.

Bass resigned as Band Director at William Mason High School in June 2016.

Robert Bass is currently out on bond and awaiting sentencing. provides commenting to allow for constructive discussion on the stories we cover. In order to comment here, you acknowledge you have read and agreed to our Terms of Service. Commenters who violate these terms, including use of vulgar language or racial slurs, will be banned. Please be respectful of the opinions of others and keep the conversation on topic and civil. If you see an inappropriate comment, please flag it for our moderators to review.

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