Christopher Florio, 39, who is currently a youth symphony instructor in Palo Alto, taught instrumental music at the private San Jose school for grades nine through 12 at the time of the alleged offense, according to police.
Police said Florio had inappropriate sexual conversations with the girl during school-related functions and communicated with her on social media to receive sexually explicit photos.
He was arrested at his San Jose home Thursday, Aug. 16, and booked into Santa Clara County Jail on suspicion of communicating with a minor to commit a specified felony and annoying or molesting a minor.
He has worked as a wind symphony conductor for the California Youth Symphony since August 2016, according to his LinkedIn profile. The organization runs eight programs in Palo Alto and Los Altos, according to the California Youth Symphony website.
Florio obtained his bachelor's degree in music and master's degree in conducting from the University of Califonia, Los Angeles, according to his LinkedIn.
He spent five years training at the San Francisco Conservatory of Music as a prep student and eight years in Los Angeles where he performed with various ensembles, according to his profile page on the California Youth Symphony's website.
He had served as The Harker School's instrumental music program director from 2005 through June of this year.
Anyone with information about the alleged crimes is asked to contact San Jose police Det. Chris Mendoza at 408-537-1379.
—Bay City News Service
Domestic dispute leads to arrest
A 27-year-old Mountain View woman was arrested following a domestic dispute last week after she allegedly fought with her ex-girlfriend, tried to prevent her from leaving their home and took her phone away.
Police say the suspect and the victim had gotten into a dispute over a break-up in an apartment on Escuela Avenue around 11:30 p.m. on Tuesday, Aug. 14, and that the suspect blocked the victim's exit and grabbed her arms when she tried to leave. The woman then reportedly took the victim's phone and laptop before re-entering the apartment, according to police spokeswoman Katie Nelson.
The woman was arrested on grand theft, domestic battery and false imprisonment charges, along with preventing wireless emergency communication.
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