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Registered Sex Offender Left Alone With Students Now Charged for Crime

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A registered sex offender left alone with elementary school children in Traverse City is now charged with a crime.

Jared Buchner was left with Cherry Knoll Elementary's young basketball team after the coach, his wife Jessica, left the gym.

The incident happened two weeks ago after school.

The principal checked Buchner's background and learned he was a registered sex offender.

Jessica Buchner was fired immediately.

Court records reveal Jared Buchner was placed on the offender registry 10 years ago, when he was charged with sex crimes.

He is now charged with working or loitering in a student safety zone as a registered sex offender.

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