Kevin Gausepohl, a 37-year-old music teacher at Tacoma Community College has been jailed after he allegedly convinced an underage vocal student that she could improve her vocal range if she stripped naked and performed sexual acts on herself while singing.
According to police, Gausepohl reportedly convinced a 17-year-old girl that her vocal range would be improved if she undressed and practiced her singing while sexually touching herself.
Investigators say Gausepohl told the girl that he was studying how sexual arousal could change a singer’s vocal range. The girl reportedly complied with his requests and participated in the so-called “study.”
Other students told detectives that Gausepohl asked them to be a part of his study, but they declined.
Gausepohl was booked into jail on seven counts of communicating with a minor for immoral purposes and one count of obstructing a law enforcement officer.
The teacher resigned from the school in October and states that he did nothing wrong.