FGCU music professor Michael Baron testifies that he instructed the alleged victim in lessons at a discount rate at the request of Robert Hamberg and that Hamberg paid for the lesson with a check written by his wife, Dianne Hamberg. Hamberg, the former band director at Gulf Coast High School, 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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FGCU music professor Michael Baron testifies that he instructed the alleged victim in lessons at a discount rate at the request of Robert Hamberg and that Hamberg paid for the lesson with a check written by his wife, Dianne Hamberg. Hamberg, the former band director at Gulf Coast High School, 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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