Trial underway for Bloomington piano teacher accused of molesting students

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BLOOMINGTON, Ill. (WMBD) — A Bloomington piano teacher accused of producing child pornography and engaging in underage sex started the first of six trials Monday.

Aaron Parlier, 40, is standing trial for one of the six victims he has been accused of molesting. The victim’s mother took the stand and testified he gave her daughter piano lessons in her home from age six through eighth grade. The alleged offenses occurred between April 2012 and April 2016 when the girl was under 13.

Multiple Bloomington police officers have taken the stand and confirmed they executed a search warrant on Jan. 30, 2018, at Parlier’s residence on Deer Ln. in Mackinaw. There they retrieved multiple laptops with evidence of the criminal activity.

Clad in a green jumpsuit, Parlier looked straight ahead while prosecution played multiple graphic videos that investigators say he filmed himself.

Parlier has been indicted on 38 total counts of child pornography, predatory criminal sexual assault of a child, and aggravated criminal sexual abuse against six students.

The trial will continue tomorrow.

This story will be updated as more information becomes available.

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