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Sister of Teacher Accused in Kidnap: 'He's Still My Brother and I Love Him'

Tad Cummins is charged with sexual contact and aggravated kidnapping of a 15-year-old girl

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    A 15-year-old Tennessee girl who disappeared with her teacher more than a month ago was found safe at a commune in California and the teacher was arrested, authorities said Thursday. Chuck Coppola reports. (Published Thursday, April 20, 2017)

    The former Tennessee teacher accused of kidnapping a teenage student last month must face up to his "horrible" actions, his sister told NBC News — but she still loves him.

    Daphne Quinn spoke to Tad Cummins over the weekend and wants everyone to know her brother is not a monster, she said in an exclusive interview to be aired Monday on "Today."

    Cummins, 50, is charged with sexual contact and aggravated kidnapping of a 15-year-old girl, whom he disappeared with in March. They were found more than 2,000 miles away from home in a cabin in far northern California.

    "He's done this horrible thing, that he has to pay for," Quinn told NBC News. "But he's still my brother and I love him."