Ryan Burd, Bluffton, South Carolina (arrested Feb 2014)

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    Ryan Burd (Hilton Head Island, South Carolina), 28, volunteer music teacher (after-school percussion classes for groups and individuals) at Bluffton Middle School, Beaufort County School District, Bluffton, South Carolina, "accused of trying to have sex with a 14-year-old girl"

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    Island Packet: Bluffton Middle volunteer teacher charged with seeking sex with Fla. girl, 14 (Feb 19 2014)

    Ryan Burd, 28, of Hilton Head Island was arrested by the Alachua County Sheriff's Office on charges of using a computer to seduce a child, traveling to meet after using a computer to lure a child, and using a two-way communication device to facilitate a felony, according to the Alachua County jail log ... In an interview with deputies Wednesday, Burd admitting he traveled to a girl's home to try to have sex with her, despite knowing she was 14, an Alachua County Sheriff's Office report said.

    Ryan Burd, Bluffton, South Carolina, Hilton Head Island, Bluffton Middle School, Beaufort County School District, Hilton Head Island High School, Hilton Head Isle
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    Ocala Star Banner: Dallas Brass drummer arrested, accused of trying to have sex with teen (Feb 19 2014)

    The victim said she met Burd at the concert in Gainesville, where Burd performed and led a music clinic for students. The victim later "liked" the Dallas Brass Facebook page and from that page found Burd's personal page, the report said. After the two began messaging on Facebook, Burd asked the victim her age, and she told him she was 14, the Sheriff's Office said. During the conversation, Burd implied he wanted to have sex with the teenager, the report said.

    The victim said Burd traveled to her home late at night between 11 p.m. on Sunday and 5:15 a.m. on Monday without her parent's knowledge to have sex with her. The victim said Burd parked down the street from her home and that she allowed him to come inside, the report said. The victim said she refused to have any sexual contact with Burd, but that he had brought a towel for having sex. After she refused to have sex, Burd kissed the victim, the report said. Detectives said the victim told Burd she thought it was time for him to leave because her mom could wake up. Burd then left the victim's home but got the victim's cellphone number, the report stated.

    The victim reported the incident on Monday to the Alachua County Sheriff's Office. After the initial report had been made, Burd sent the victim a Facebook message apologizing for the incident, the report said. ASO detectives then used the girl's Facebook account to message Burd. Burd responded to the messages and offered to drive to the victim's home again on Tuesday night from Ocala, where he was participating in another music event, the report said. On Wednesday at around 2:30 a.m., Burd arrived at the victim's home believing he was meeting the victim and was arrested by ASO deputies without incident. At the time of his arrest, Burd had a towel and his cellphone, the report said.

    After he was arrested, Burd told officials he had traveled to the victim's home with the intention of having sex and knew she was 14. He said no sexual contact had occurred, but that he had kissed the victim, according to the report.
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    Casper Star-Tribune: Casper-based drum and bugle corps fires staffer accused of sex crimes in Florida (Feb 20 2014)

    A member of the Troopers Drum & Bugle Corps instructional staff has been fired after being charged Wednesday with three felony counts of traveling to lure a child, use of a two-way communication device to commit a felony and use of a computer to seduce a child in Alachua County, Fla. Ryan Burd, 28, of Hilton Head Island, S.C., was in Florida this past week as a member of the touring musical ensemble Dallas Brass ... Burd was the lead instructor of the percussion section for the Troopers during the 2013 summer tour, according to Troopers corps Director Fred Morris.

    KTVU: Drum corps instructor fired after Florida arrest (Feb 21 2014)

    The Republic: Wyoming youth drum corps fires instructor accused of trying to have sex with Florida teen (Feb 21 2014)
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    Island Packet: Former Beaufort County volunteer school drum teacher charged in federal court (Mar 11 2014)

    A former school volunteer music teacher accused of trying to seduce a 14-year-old girl in Florida will also face a federal charge, according to court records. Ryan Burd, 28, of Hilton Head Island was arraigned Monday in U.S. District Court in Charleston on a charge of using the Internet to try to persuade a minor to engage in sexual activity, according to his federal indictment ... Burd will be held at a detention center in Florida pending a federal bond hearing ...

    The State: Former Beaufort County volunteer school drum teacher charged in federal court (Mar 11 2014)