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On July 8, 2020, The Orange County Register reported on the charges of improper conduct taking place at Flutes Across the World Incorporated in an article titled, "Music instructor who gave semen-tainted flutes to students sentenced to 18 years in prison." For this reason, we have issued a High Concern CN Advisory on Flutes Across the World Incorporated. For more information regarding the charges reported, please see The Orange County Register article.
On October 7, 2017, The Los Angeles Times published an article titled, "Claims of semen-tainted flutes roil schools across Southern California." For more information, please see The Los Angeles Times article.
On September 18, 2018, The Mercury News published an article titled, "California man, accused of providing flutes contaminated with semen to students, arrested on child exploitation charges." For more information, please see The Mercury News article.
On April 19, 2019, The Los Angeles Times published an article titled, "Music teacher at center of semen-tainted flute investigation charged with lewd acts." For more information, please see The Los Angeles Times article.
On June 28, 2019, The Orange County Register published an article titled, "School girls in Costa Mesa, Castaic photographed using semen-tainted flutes, grand jury transcript reveals." For more information, please see The Orange County Register article.
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