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Music teacher charged with touching students
June 18, 2014, 05:00 AM By Michelle Durand Daily Journal

Brian Butts

A substitute music teacher at a Daly City fine arts school inappropriately touched the chests of three female students while giving them piano lessons, according to prosecutors who charged him with 10 counts of child molestation.

Brian Butts, 28, of Danville, taught guitar and piano at MusicArt Studio, School of Music and Fine Arts on Northgate Avenue, for two months between April and June of this year while the owner was in Spain. Upon his return, two girls ages 13 and 15 reported that Butts had touched their chest and breasts over their clothing. The owner contacted Daly City police and after Butts’ arrest learned of a third girl who also reported he touched her breast multiple times during piano class, said District Attorney Steve Wagstaffe.

At his initial arraignment, Butts asked for a court-appointed attorney and pleaded not guilty to all 10 counts of lewd and lascivious behavior. Bail was set at $1.5 million and he returns to court June 25 to identify his attorney.

Butts faces life in prison if convicted because of the multiple victims alleged.

Music Art did not return a call for comment.

michelle@smdailyjournal.com

(650) 344-5200 ext. 102

 

 

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