WA music teacher told student to strip; charged



TACOMA, Wash. (AP) — Authorities say a former Tacoma Community College music instructor convinced one of his voice students she could reach lower octaves if she took off her clothes or did sex acts while singing.

The Tacoma News Tribune reports that (http://is.gd/oF4ieo ) 37-year-old Kevin Gausepoh is charged with seven counts of communicating with a minor for immoral purposes and one count of obstructing a law enforcement officer.

Gausepohl allegedly told a Gig Harbor High School student he was conducting a study on how sexual arousal affects vocal ranges. The girl, 17 at the time, was attending the college as part of the Running Start program. She complied.

Court documents say other students told investigators Gausepohl approached them.

Gausepohl resigned in October, and denied the allegations. He’s due in court in a month.


Information from: The News Tribune, http://www.thenewstribune.com