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Daly City teacher to stand trial for allegedly molesting students

A 29-year-old Danville music teacher was ordered to stand trial Thursday for allegedly molesting three teenage girls last year, prosecutors said Friday.

At a preliminary hearing Thursday Judge Stephanie Garratt ordered Brian Daniel Butts to stand trial for all ten counts of lewd acts on child, according to the San Mateo County District Attorney's Office.

Butts was a guest music teacher to the girls at a school in Daly City and allegedly touched the girl's breasts while he was teaching them between April 7 and June 8, 2014. Butts allegedly touched two of the girl's breasts multiple times.

At the time of the alleged crimes, the girls were 13, 13 and 15 years old, prosecutors said.

Police arrested Butts on June 14, 2014. He remains in custody on $1,500,000 bail after a motion by the defense for a lesser bail amount was denied, according to prosecutors.

The court has scheduled a superior court arraignment for Butts on May 14 at 8:30 a.m. A call to Butts' attorney, Peter Goldscheider, was not immediately returned.

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