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Former TU adjunct music instructor accused of inappropriate behavior with minor

Posted: 4:56 PM, Jul 11, 2019
Updated: 2019-07-11 17:56:06-04
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TULSA — A former adjunct music instructor at the University of Tulsa has been arrested and is accused of inappropriate behavior with a minor.

According to the jail records, Carl Spaeth was arrested Wednesday morning on two counts of indecent exposure, engaging in sexual communication with a minor, soliciting a minor to perform lewd acts, a lewd proposal to a minor, and attempting to damage/destroy per the computer crimes act.

Spaeth had taught saxophone and jazz studies at TU as an adjunct faculty member.

According to a statement from TU's Mona Chamberlin, Spaeth is not currently teaching at the university and they are not aware of any allegations related to TU or their students.

"Mr. Spaeth previously taught as a part-time adjunct instructor at The University of Tulsa," said Mona Chamberlin with the University of Tulsa. "He is not currently teaching any courses at the university, and he will not teach any courses in the fall or participate in any other university activities. We are not aware of any allegations or investigation related to The University of Tulsa or our students. TU places the highest priority on the well-being of our students, employees and campus visitors. We cannot discuss specifics of our internal human resources, but university officials take every step to ensure TU maintains a safe and healthy campus at all times."

Spaeth's bond is set at $50,000.

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