Music teacher caught having sex with doll outside school - WKRN News 2

Music teacher caught having sex with doll outside school

Posted: Updated: Aug 11, 2011 10:15 PM CDT
Daniel Torroll was issued a citation Thursday for public indecency. Daniel Torroll was issued a citation Thursday for public indecency.

SPRING HILL, Tenn. – Police in Spring Hill arrested a local music teacher Thursday morning after he was caught engaging in a sex act with a doll outside a local elementary school.

Officers were called to Allendale Elementary School on Prescott Way in Spring Hill amid reports of a white male with a duffle bag under a bridge on school property.  The bridge provides access to the school from the main road.

Spring Hill police told Nashville's News 2 the responding officer witnessed the man, identified as 56-year-old Daniel Torroll, performing sex acts on a child-like doll police later discovered he'd cut holes into.

The officer reported the man was naked and in a location where he could be seen by people driving up to the school.

"I happened to be there I didn't know it was school property. I wouldn't be there if I knew it was school property," Torroll told Nashville's News 2.

Authorities took Torroll into custody and charged him with public indecency, a misdemeanor.

He was issued a citation and ordered to stay off school property.  He was not booked into the Williamson County jail.

According to Torroll, he suffers from an attention deficit disorder which he says affects his inability to resist certain sexual impulses, though none of which involve children.

"[Police] came here and looked [through my home].  There was nothing here.  There was no child porn.  I have two kids myself," he said.

Torroll also told detectives he teaches private music lessons from his home.  He is not a teacher at Allendale Elementary School.

On the Web site DannyTorroll.com, the Web site for the Danny Torroll Skool of Music and Art, Torroll says he teaches "eight very gifted students" ranging in age from seven to 12-years-old.

He describes the school as "an anomaly in the upper education platform for serious students of all instruments," according to the site.

Torroll also claims to be an instructor at the Montessori School of Franklin, however the school said in a release, "Mr. Torroll is not and has never been an instructor at MSF.   Nor does he have a relationship of any kind with the school.   We have instructed Mr. Torroll to remove that statement from his Web site."

The release went on to say the school is, "committed to providing a safe and healthy environment for its students, staff and school families."

Torroll's Web site was taken offline late Thursday evening.

Williamson County school officials notified parents of the incident using an automated call system.  They said that no children saw what Torroll was doing.

Police plan to increase patrols around the elementary school on Friday.

Torroll is scheduled to appear in court on September 2.

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