Voice teacher accused of persuading student to strip to sing better

A former community college instructor in Tacoma faces accusations that he  convinced a student that she could improve her vocal range by getting naking or  touching herself sexually.

The  News Tribune says Kevin Gausepohl,  37, is charged with seven counts of   communicating with a minor for immoral purposes and one count of  obstructing a  law enforcement officer. The charges he faces are midemeanors.

He is a former music instructor at Tacoma Community College. He is accused of  telling a Gig Harbor student — a 17-year-old girl attending college as part of  the Running Start program — that he was studying how sexual arousal could  change vocal range.

The newspaper says court records show that the girl complied to some of his  requests to strip or touch herself during private voice lessons.

The teacher resigned in October and has said he did nothing wrong.

Other students said Gausepohl asked them to be part of his study, they told  investigators. They declined.

Read more: http://www.seattlepi.com/local/article/Vocal-teacher-accused-of-persuading-student-to-2432792.php#ixzz1i8YbArQs

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