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KC Symphony trumpeter charged with child sexual exploitation

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KANSAS CITY, Mo. — A trumpet player with the Kansas City Symphony is scheduled to be in court Thursday, May 8 after prosecutors charged him with child sexual exploitation and possession of child porn.

Gary Schutza, 56, is employed as a principal trumpeter with the Kansas City Symphony. According to his online bio posted on the Symphony’s website, Schutza has an extensive musical career dating back to his high school days in Texas.

After Schutza’s arrest, he bonded out of jail. He is expected to appear in court at 1:30 p.m. Thursday, May 8.

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  • ike

    I saw this guy at two parks on April 13th. Porter and Mccrum parks. The same afternoon. He was riding an old road bike solo. He stuck out like a sore thumb and got off his bike and just stared around for a while. It was a busy park day loaded with kids. It is creepy to know that instincts were correct. I hope this predator gets removed from a neighborhood densely populated with young families.

    • Jana Porter

      I took a few trumpet lessons from Mr. Schutza and only have positive things to say about him personally and musically. This is very talented trumpeter and arranger, who appears to have some serious problems that need to be addressed. I object to the use of idiot and recommend this person using the word read a bit about sex addicts. Many were abused as children – doesn’t make it at all right, but I’m not going to be the one to cast the first stone.

      • Scott

        I used to know Chip also and he a nice guy and the best of the best musically. I’m really sad to see this happen, but after looking at his prior records and if this is true then he needs to be locked up so no more kids get hurt.

  • Lisa

    I no chip aka Gary schutza to it’s not the first time he did theis hes mulester he mulested my son they just put him on probasion so he can have nuther Chan’s to mess up s nuther boys life I think he should get life

  • Lisa

    He got second Chan’s why my son didn’t he haves to live with it the rest of his life and people are saying he’s a good Guy if he did theis to you’re son would you have the same filling about that scumbag