Roswell piano teacher indicted, might have molested ‘dozens,’ police say

Police believe a local piano teacher may have sexually abused "hundreds" of his students over three decades of teaching.

Police said a Roswell piano teacher who was arrested earlier this month might have sexually assaulted dozens of children, Channel 2 Action News reported.

Troy Lawrence Palmer, who was arrested Sept. 13 after two accusers came forward, has been indicted on two counts of aggravated child molestation and one count of child molestation, according to Fulton County records.

Since that arrest, three more alleged victims contacted police, and authorities believe there could be many more, Channel 2 reported.

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“We really suspect that there’s literally (dozens) of people that could be victims,” Roswell police spokeswoman Officer Lisa Holland said. “He’s actually targeting boys.”

An arrest warrant obtained by the news station said Palmer would tell parents to stay outside his home so he could “get the most out of (the students).”

He also worked with the kids in a “soundproofed” and locked room, the warrant alleged.

Police said the first two victims to come forward are brothers who endured abuse for several years as children, Channel 2 reported. One of them committed suicide in July, which friends told his parents was because of depression caused by the alleged abuse.

“These parents need to have conversations with their kids and let them know it’s OK to say something,” Holland said.

Palmer remains in the Fulton County Jail without bond, according to records.

Anyone with information is asked to contact Roswell police at 770-640-4100.

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