Grand Jury Returns 69 Indictments: Piano Teacher Indicted for Sexual Assault

Monday, February 04, 2013

Harvey L. Bryant, Commonwealth’s Attorney for the City of Virginia Beach, announced that a grand jury meeting in Virginia Beach Circuit Court today returned indictments against 60 individuals charging 98 separate offenses.


William Eugene Bernstein Jr., age 37, of the 400 block of Babbling Brook Drive in Virginia Beach, Virginia, was indicted today for Aggravated Sexual Battery – Victim 13-15 Years of Age.  Bernstein is accused of sexually assaulting a minor while working as a piano teacher. 


Brian Thomas Herzing, age 19, of the 6200 block Pocahontas Club Road in Virginia Beach, Virginia, was indicted for Involuntary Manslaughter in connection with a fatal two-car crash that killed the 27-year-old female driver of the other vehicle. The crash occurred on January 23, 2013 in the 400 block of Princess Anne Road in Virginia Beach.


The grand jury also indicted two (2) individuals for felony Driving Under the Influence.  Those individuals are:


Defendant Name Last Known Address Charges
Alvin Kurt Bembury Jr

500 block Jonathan Court

Virginia Beach, VA 23462
DUI – 4th or Subsequent Conviction within 10 Years; Driving after License Revoked for DUI; Possession of Marijuana
Keith Morris Taylor

4700 block Price Circle

Virginia Beach, VA 23455

DUI – 3rd Conviction within 10 Years

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