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Montco dance instructor faces rape, child porn charges

A dance teacher in Montgomery County is facing rape, child pornography and other charges for allegedly having a sexual relationship with a teenage student.

Authorities said 28-year-old Francis "Frank" Laurenzi was arrested after a 16-year-old girl reported that she had been sexually involved with Laurenzi, her dance instructor, over the past two years.

Laurenzi is being charged statutory rape, corruption of minors, indecent assault and possessing and manufacturing child pornography, according to Limerick Township and Conshohocken police.

Laurenzi taught dance at Urban Elegance Dance Club in Conshohocken and LeRoux School of Dance in Limerick Township.

Officials said anyone with information about Laurenzi or any other incidents should call detectives at 610-828-4032 or 610-495-7909.