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Music teacher who faces federal child porn charges appears in court on Monday

A local music teacher accused of taking videos of his students int he bathroom is due in court on Monday.

Philip Close, of Parma was arrested in January on federal child porn charges. Around a month later he was indicted on more than three dozen more charges of unlawful surveillance.


A camera was found in the bathroom of the Close School of Music, which was located in Parma. Investigators said one of those videos even included Close touching a child during a lesson.

The federal case remains open, according to investigators.

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