Defense Attorney Jerry Berry begins his opening statement before jurors by placing a picture of a spacious open room on an easel - the dressing room where most of the alleged sexual encounters took place between former Gulf Coast High School Band Director Robert Hamberg and a student. Hamberg is charged with eight felony counts of lewd or lascivious battery of a minor. If convicted of any of the eight counts, he faces a maximum sentence of 15 years in prison and a $10,000 fine. Lexey Swall/Staff

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Defense Attorney Jerry Berry begins his opening statement before jurors by placing a picture of a spacious open room on an easel - the dressing room where most of the alleged sexual encounters took place between former Gulf Coast High School Band Director Robert Hamberg and a student. Hamberg is charged with eight felony counts of lewd or lascivious battery of a minor. If convicted of any of the eight counts, he faces a maximum sentence of 15 years in prison and a $10,000 fine. Lexey Swall/Staff

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