Music teacher arrested on suspicion of lewd acts with a minor

Long Beach police Thursday announced the May 13 arrest of a music teacher on suspicion of lewd and lascivious acts with a minor.

On May 12, officers were dispatched to the area of Fourth Street and Ximeno Avenue after a girl said she was “inappropriately touched” by a man earlier that day, according to a press release.

The next day, detectives arrested 55-year-old Bryan Scott of Lynwood, who provides in-home music lessons, the department said.

Booking Photo of Bryan Scott

The Los Angeles County District Attorney charged Scott on May 17 with a count of lewd or lascivious acts with a child under 14 and a count of sexual battery. He has pleaded not guilty.

Scott is being held at Men’s Central Jail on $125,000 bail.

Long Beach police are seeking possible additional victims.

Anyone who has more information is urged to contact Long Beach Police Special Victims Detectives Nikki Alexander and Hector Gomez at (562) 570-7321. Anonymous tips may be submitted by calling 1-800-222-8477, downloading the “P3 Tips” app or visiting

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Brandon Richardson is a business reporter, covering everything from real estate and healthcare to the airport and port to city hall and the economy. He is a Long Beach native who has been with the Business Journal since graduating from Long Beach City College in spring 2016 with an associate’s degree in journalism. He is an avid record collector and concert goer.