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Former Music Teacher on Trial for Alleged Indecent Assault

By Associate, Personal Injury

A former teacher at the Royal Northern College of Music has been charged with four counts of alleged indecent assault against three women from various music establishments between 1985 & 1994, and will appear at Manchester Magistrates Court to face criminal trial on 23rd May.

The former double-base teacher, Duncan McTier, is the first person to be charged under Operation Kiso, which was set up to investigate allegations of sexual abuse by music teachers. It follows the conviction of the former director of Chetham’s Michael Brewer, who was found guilty last year of indecently assaulting a female pupil when she was just 14. Tragically the girl, Frances Andrade, committed suicide last year after giving evidence at her abuser’s trial.

Earlier in the year, it was also reported that Chris Ling, a former violin teacher from Chetham’s faced the threat of extradition to the UK from his home in the US, after a number of allegations of sexual abuse against pupils at the music school in the 1980s emerged. 

Several other teachers from both establishments have also been arrested and are currently on bail pending an ongoing police investigation.  

Slater and Gordon's specialist team of Abuse Lawyers represent a number of individuals in relation to sexual abuse at music schools and other fee paying schools. We have considerable experience in dealing with cases of this complex nature and understand the difficulties those affected by abuse face.

Jessica Standley is a Personal Injury Solicitor specialising in Abuse Claims at Slater and Gordon Lawyers. 

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