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Corning music teacher accused of inappropriate communication with 13-year-old

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A music teacher from Corning has been arrested on charges of disseminating indecent material to a minor, tampering with physical evidence, and endangering the welfare of a child.


The New York State Police Bureau of Criminal Investigation from SP Painted Post began the investigation on March 22, 2023, after receiving reports about a 13-year-old student receiving indecent material.

Thomas S. Killian, 58, is believed to have sent indecent material to his 13-year-old private music student.

Arrested on June 10 Killian faces two counts of disseminating indecent material to a minor and tampering with physical evidence, as well as endangering the welfare of a child.

He has been released with an appearance ticket for the City of Corning Court scheduled on June 20, 2023.