Nashville vocal coach indicted on child sexual abuse charges

Friday, September 6, 2019, Vol. 43, No. 36

NASHVILLE (AP) — A Nashville vocal coach has been indicted on charges of sexually abusing a minor for six years.

News outlets report 73-year-old Laurence "Buzzy" Orange was indicted Friday on 10 counts of raping a child and 11 counts of aggravated sexual battery. Metro Nashville police say he was arrested Saturday. Orange owns a vocal studio called the Buzzy Orange Studio of Voice & Artist Development.

A statement from Metro Nashville police says Orange sexually abused a minor when she was between the ages of 5 and 11. It says the girl is now 15 years old. Police say the girl and a parent reported the abuse in May.

Police say Orange didn't meet the girl through his business but there could be other victims.

It's unclear whether Orange has an attorney.