Ex Lee University choir director sentenced on sex abuse charges

CLEVELAND, Tennessee (WDEF) – Former Lee University choir director James Lamar Phillips has been sentenced to just under a year of prison time for a sexual abuse case.

He could get early release after 75% of the sentence is served.

He was originally arrested on a rape charge in 202o.

Phillips resigned as director of the Campus Choir before the charges were filed, after a 13 year career there.

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