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Music teacher allegedly molested two young students: police

Posted: 9:02 AM, Mar 27, 2015
Updated: 2015-03-27 09:03:07-04
Kenton Burt, of Kent, Conn., was arrested March 26, 2015, on suspicion of molesting two young girls during private lessons at a Long Island music school. (Photo: Nassau County Police Department)

Kenton Burt, of Kent, Conn., was arrested March 26, 2015, on suspicion of molesting two young girls during private lessons at a Long Island music school. (Photo: Nassau County Police Department)

HICKSVILLE, N.Y. (PIX11) — A music teacher was arrested at a Long Island school on suspicion of molesting two students over a three-year period, police said Friday.

Kenton Burt, 62, is accused of sexually abusing two girls “on numerous occasions” between the ages of 9 and 14 during private lessons, police said. He worked as a music teacher at the Burt Music School, located at 382 Newbridge Road.

The alleged abuse happened between January 2012 and March 2015, investigators said.

A resident of Kent, Conn., Burt was taken into custody 4:20 p.m. Thursday at the school, police said. He faces two counts of first-degree sexual abuse and is scheduled to be arraigned Friday.

Investigators are asking anyone who thinks they may have been a victim to call 516-573-4022.