Raw: Music teacher charged with touching student appears in cout

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by KHOU.com staff

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Posted on July 3, 2012 at 2:13 PM

Updated Tuesday, Jul 3 at 2:19 PM

HOUSTON—A 65-year-old music teacher at a northwest Houston Catholic school appeared before a Harris County judge Tuesday morning to face charges for inappropriately touching one of his young students.

Lawrence Patrick, who taught music and band at Saint Rose of Lima Catholic School, taught private piano lessons after school.
Police said Patrick touched or fondled an 8-year-old girl at least 30 times during her private piano lessons. The little girl told her mother what he was doing to her and police were notified.
It was not known if the victim was actually a student at the Catholic school.
Patrick was charged with three counts of indecency with a child and given a $50,000 bond for each count, bringing his total to $150,000.
Anyone with knowledge regarding any more potential victims should immediately contact the juvenile sex crimes unit at 713-731-5335.

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