A choirmaster jailed for six years for indecently assaulting a former pupil at a school in Manchester has lost a challenge against the length of his sentence.
Michael Brewer, ex-music director at Chetham's School of Music, was jailed in March after he was convicted of child sex offences against Frances Andrade who took her own life at her home during his trial.
His appeal was rejected by the Lord Chief Justice Lord Judge, sitting with two other judges at the Court of Appeal in London.
Brewer, 68, who claimed his sentence was "excessive", was not present for the ruling.
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