Former Bloomington piano teacher Aaron Parlier sentenced for child sexual assault, pornography

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BLOOMINGTON, Ill. (WMBD) — A former Bloomington piano teacher will spend the rest of his life in prison.

Friday, a judge sentenced 40-year-old Aaron Parlier to 450 years in prison. Parlier was found guilty in October 2021 on 10 counts of child pornography and 10 counts of predatory criminal sexual assault of a child. He will also be required to pay a total of $27,500 in fines.

In court, Parlier declined his right to give a statement in front of the courtroom before his sentencing.

Don Knapp the McLean County State’s Attorney said Parlier’s sentence might set a record for longest sentence to his knowledge in the McLean County court. Parlier is eligible for mandatory supervised release, but will not live to see that day.

“He gets good time credit at 50% for the child pornography counts and 85% for criminal predatory sexual assault counts so if he can live for 300 plus years he could get mandatory supervised release. We’re not worried about that,” Knapp said.

The offenses occurred between April 2012 and April 2016 when the female student was under 13.

Parlier is facing five more trials involving other victims. His next trial is scheduled for Feb. 14.

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