Close School of Music owner accused of placing camera in bathroom

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Updated: December 09, 2019 01:46 PM
Created: December 09, 2019 12:26 PM

PARMA, N.Y. (WHEC) — The owner of a local music school was arrested after deputies say he allegedly placed a camera in the school's bathroom.

Investigators arrested 42-year Philip Close of Rochester, the owner of Close School of Music on West Ridge Road, on Thursday.


Deputies launched an investigation after a client of the school found a camera in the bathroom of the school. Search warrants were executed at the music school and Close's home to secure any potential evidence.

Close is charged with second-degree unlawful surveillance, a Class E felony. He was remanded to the Monroe County Jail on $2,000 cash/$4,000 bond.

According to the sheriff’s office, the Close School of Music has been operating since 2016.

Any current or past clients of the music school are asked to contact the Monroe County Sheriff’s Office Records Unit at (585) 753-4175.

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