09 January 2014
Sex Abuse Claims against former Chetham’s School of Music Teacher
Chris Ling, a former violin teacher at Chetham’s School of Music and the Royal Northern College of Music has received a number of further allegations of sexual abuse alleged to have taken place in the 1980s explains our Sexual and Physical Abuse team.
Allegations were initially made against Ling in the 1990s; however the case was subsequently discontinued. Following this, Ling moved to Los Angeles where he now runs a classical music talent agency. It is alleged that Ling took a number of Chetham’s sixth form girls with him.
The case was reopened when Michael Brewer, ex-head of music as Chetham’s was found guilty of sexually assaulting a 14 year old girl at the school. It is reported that Detectives from Greater Manchester have interviewed a number of woman who make serious allegations against Ling. A spokesman for the Greater Manchester Police has commented that a full file of evidence has been complied and submitted to the Crown Prosecution Service in relation to complaints against Ling. They are hoping to begin extradition proceedings in order to bring Ling back to the UK to face charges.
Ling is the fifth teacher to be arrested on suspicion of sexual offences committed at Chetham’s or The Royal Northern College of Music. For more information see:
Slater and Gordon Lawyers currently represent a number of former Chetham’s pupils and are highly experienced in dealing with sexual and physical abuse cases.
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