Former Music Producer from Nearby Franklin Found Guilty of Sex Crimes Against Minor

May 06, 2024 at 10:32 pm by WGNS News

Samuel “Sammy” Sylvester - Released by Franklin Police

WILLIAMSON COUNTY, TN - In neighboring Williamson County, a former music producer from Franklin, TN was convicted of sex crimes against a minor on Wednesday.


55-Year-old Samuel “Sammy” Sylvester was found guilty by a Williamson County jury of seven counts of statutory rape, and two counts of sexual battery by an authority figure. Each statutory rape count calls for a sentence of 8-12 years. Sylvester will also face an additional 3 to 6 years for each count related to the charge of sexual battery by an authority figure. A sentencing date has not yet been set.

Between 2009 and 2010, Sylvester committed the offenses on a 16-year-old female musician he was working with, according to Franklin Police. Looking back to December of 2019, Sylvester was arrested by the Franklin P-D after being indicted by a grand jury. Reports indicate Sylvester had previously been convicted of crimes against children in Minnesota and Tennessee. An additional case is still pending.

During his career, Sylvester worked with many children. For that reason, investigators believe there could be additional victims. Franklin Police ask that anyone with information to contact Franklin Police Detective Andrea Clark at (615) 550-6829, or


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