ITV tracks down a former teacher living in the US wanted in the UK for questioning over child abuse allegations at Chetham's School of Music
The son of a woman who was abused by a choirmaster as a teenager and took her own life has spoken of the legacy of his "wonderful mother".
Claims of sex abuse by music teachers are spreading beyond the Chetham's music school in Manchester where they began.
A 61-year-old man has been arrested and bailed on suspicion of raping three teenagers at a music school in Manchester.
It's the latest development in an investigation into historical sex abuse at Chetham's School of Music and the Northern College of Music.
Back in March, choirmaster Michael Brewer was jailed for six years after he was found guilty of indecently assaulting ex-pupil Frances Andrade, 48, more than 30 years ago when she was 14 and 15.
Mrs Andrade killed herself at her home in Guildford, Surrey, a week after giving evidence against him.
ITV News has tracked down a former teacher living in the US who is wanted by police in Britain for questioning over allegations of child abuse at the world-famous Chetham's School of Music in Manchester.
Police began looking into claims of widespread abuse last year after the school's former head of music, Michael Brewer, was convicted of indecently assaulting a pupil.
Today they have arrested a third former teacher over the alleged assault of a 15-year-old girl in the 1970s.
Chris Ling left for America after allegations were made against him more than 20 years ago. Officers now want to speak to him years after closing their initial investigation.
ITV News correspondent Martin Geissler has tracked Mr Ling down to his new home in Los Angeles, but found him reluctant to answer his questions:
Choirmaster Michael Brewer, who was jailed for six years for indecently assaulting a former pupil, lost a challenge against the length of the prison term at the Court of Appeal today.
Detectives investigating historical sexual abuse at Chetham’s School of Music and the Royal Northern College of Music have made an arrest. A 58-year-old man has been detained at his home in London on suspicion of indecent assault.
The offence relates to the indecent assault of a 21-year-old woman in 1994, while she was a pupil at the Royal Northern College of Music. The man remains in police custody for questioning.
Greater Manchester Police say their ongoing investigation into historic sex abuse at Chetham's School of Music is a "significant" inquiry due to the number of potential offenders and the volume of complaints received.
Detective Chief Inspector Jamie Daniels said many of the women have been persuaded to report attacks by Francis Andrade, who committed suicide after giving evidence at the trial of her former abuser Michael Brewer.
This is a significant inquiry in terms of potential number of offenders and number of victims.
We are supporting each and every person who has come forward and made a complaint to us as best we can and I must credit them all for having the courage to face demons that have been haunting them for many, many years.
I want to reassure the public that I am absolutely committed to getting justice for these women, many of whom have been spurred on by the bravery shown by Frances Andrade in the case against former teacher Michael Brewer.
Greater Manchester Police said they have spoke to more than thirty women as part of their ongoing investigation into reported incidents of historic sex abuse at Chetham's School of Music in Manchester.
Following calls from the women, detectives are currently investigating a pool of around 10 offenders.
Greater Manchester Police (GMP) have praised abuse victim Frances Andrade for her "bravery" in facing her abusers in court.
The 48-year-old went on to take her own life after giving evidence at the trial of Michael Brewer and his ex-wife Kay.
Detective Chief Superintendent Mary Doyle, head of GMP's Public Protection Division, said:
The judicial process was somewhat thrust upon her when the matter was reported to police by a friend and I must credit Frances' bravery in facing her abusers head on in court and supporting the prosecution.
It is heartbreaking that she is not able to see she has been vindicated for the bravery she consistently showed, which has today ended with the Brewers being sentenced and brought to justice.
The force is conducting an historic sex abuse investigation in relation to offences at Chetham's School of Music as a result of calls from former pupils, she added.
A man and his ex-wife have been jailed for indecently assaulting a teenage girl in the late 1970s .
Michael Brewer, who was convicted of five counts of indecent assault following a trial at Manchester Crown Court, was sentenced to six years in prison.
His ex-wife Kay Brewer was convicted of indecent assault and sentenced to 21 months in jail.
Michael Brewer was convicted last month of indecently assaulting 48-year-old Frances Andrade when she was an underage student at the prestigious Chetham's School of Music in Manchester.