Gausepohl allegedly told a Gig Harbor High School student he was conducting a study on how sexual arousal affects vocal ranges. The girl, 17 at the time, was attending the college as part of the Running Start program.She complied with some of his requests to strip naked or touch herself during private voice lessons at the college, court records show.
Gausepohl supposedly pitched his getting-naked-will-improve-your-singing idea to several students, telling them that "muscles are involved in the female anatomy to properly breathe and support the entire body," and therefore exploring those muscles might make for improved vocal range.
Now resigned from his job at TCC, Gausepohl has denied all wrongdoing. Regardless, he faces charges of communicating with a minor for immoral purposes.