Charges Dropped/Dismissed Kevin Gausepohl, Tacoma, Washington (arrested Dec 2011)

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    TMP Himself

    >>> Charges dropped pursuant to agreement with prosecutors <<<
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    Name: Kevin Gausepohl

    Age: 37

    School: Tacoma Community College, Tacoma, Washington

    Position: Music instructor

    Victim: Girl, 17 (father & son, I believe):

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    Tacoma News Tribune (29 Dec 2011): Police: TCC teacher told girl, 17, stripping would aid vocal range

    The Tacoma News Tribune article has the most complete writeup on the case at this point.

    Seattle Post Intelligencer (30 Dec 2011): Voice teacher accused of persuading student to strip to sing better

    Seattle Times (30 Dec 2011): WA music teacher told student to strip; charged

    UK Daily Mail (30 Dec 2011): Music teacher 'told student, 17, to strip and touch herself while she sang so she could reach higher octaves'

    UK Mirror (31 Dec 2011): Funny old world weird news round up: Music tutor that told 17-year-old pupil to strip to sing low notes charged


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    Kevin Gausepohl, Tacoma Community College, Tacoma, Washington
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    TMP Himself

    New York Daily News: Music teacher made girl, 17, strip naked during singing lessons: lawsuit (May 30 2013)

    A Washington state music teacher convinced a teenage student to strip naked and touch herself, saying it would improve her vocal range, a recently filed lawsuit claims. Kevin Gausepohl, 38, allegedly told the 17-year-old that her vocal ability would dramatically improve if she followed his perverted instructions. He is also accused of masturbating during one session while she played piano. Gausepohl was arrested over the sexual manipulation of the girl at Tacoma Community College in 2011. He eventually appeared in Tacoma Municipal Court, charged with seven misdemeanor counts of communicating with a minor for immoral purposes. But he reached a plea deal with prosecutors, who agreed to drop the allegations if he kept out of trouble for 12 months. He kept his side of the bargain, and prosecutors dismissed the case earlier this month, The Bellingham Herald reported.
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    TMP Himself

    Bellingham Herald: State, ex-TCC teacher sued over 2011 incident; woman alleges instructor took advantage of her (May 26 2013)

    A young Gig Harbor woman who contends her Tacoma Community College music instructor coerced her into taking off her clothes and touching herself during singing lessons has sued the state and the teacher ... The suit, filed on her behalf by attorney Lance Hester, seeks unspecified damages, but she previously filed a $1.25 million claim against the state.


    He allegedly told the girl he was conducting a study on how sexual arousal affects vocal range, and she complied with some of his requests to strip or touch herself during voice lessons at the school, court records show.
    Gausepohl, 38, masturbated during one session while she played piano, the woman contends.


    Gausepohl reached a deal where prosecutors agreed not to pursue the charges if he stayed out of trouble for a year. He kept his side of the bargain, and prosecutors dismissed the case earlier this month, court records show.

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    TMP Himself

    Not removing this from public view.