Pittsburg Band Instructor Pleads to Sexual Exploitation of a Minor

A Pittsburg High School band instructor has pleaded guilty to one count of sexually exploiting a minor.

Don Frederick Carnathan entered into a plea agreement with federal prosecutors. He admitted to one of six counts against him, that one being interception of oral communication--an explicit conversation.

The government now plans to drop the other charges.

Carnathan has been on paid suspension from his job as band director. He had previously been employed at Ore City schools.

He now faces up to five years in prison when he is sentenced.