GLENDALE (CBSLA) – A Glendale music teacher has been arrested on allegations of inappropriately touching one of his students.
Harmik Haghverdian, 48, was taken into custody Aug. 8 on charges that he inappropriately touched an 11-year-old boy during guitar lessons at a music school, Glendale police reported Saturday.
He is charged with lewd and lascivious acts with a child under the age of 14. He remains free on bail.
Saturday evening, KCAL9’s Adrianna Weingold spoke to nervous parents.
“It’s really terrifying,” says parent Ayana Hampton, “Of course, these parents put their children to this person’s trust thinking that they were enriching their child’s lives.”
Haghverdian is reportedly a teacher at New Generation Music School — near the Americana — and according to a former roommate, he also teaches private, in-home lessons.
It’s unclear if Haghverdian continues to teach at the school while he is out on bail.
“He should definitely not have that school any more,” says Glendale resident Felicia Miller ,”and should probably remain in prison.”
This was a sentiment echoed by resident Jordan Miller.
“Justice needs to be served and he needs to go back to jail,” says Miller.
Police believe there may be more victims. Anyone with information about this case should call detectives at (818) 548-3106.