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article image39 music school teachers face inquiry relating to sexual abuse

By Owen Weldon     May 8, 2013 in Crime
Thirty-nine teachers from two leading music schools in Manchester are under investigation in relation to allegation of pupils who were sexually abused.
According to Guardian,ten tutors are being called key suspects, and they will likely go on trial for a range of sexual offenses, which includes rape and habitual indecent assaults. The 10 tutors are still alive and they have taught at the Chetham school of music, which is located in the center of the city and costs more than $30,000 per year to attend, and/or the Royal Northern College of Music
According to Gulf-Times, some of the accused teachers are still teaching music.
The alleged offenses occurred in the 70s, 80s and the 90s, and one is said to have occurred as recently as 2010.
According to The Week, more than 20 women reported incidents at Chetham.
The women decided to come forward after Michael Brewer, 68, the school's former choirmaster, was convicted in March of abusing a pupil back in the 70s and the 80s.
Brewer and his ex-wife Kay, were found guilty on five counts of indecently assaulting the pupil, who ended up taking her own life shortly after she gave evidence against Brewer.
Police say that they believe that some of the accused abusers have moved from school to school, and in some cases after their behavior was discovered.
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