Choirmaster guilty of sex abuse dating back 30 years

A choirmaster has been found guilty of sexually abusing a music student in his office 30 years ago when she was aged just 14 and 15. Michael Brewer's former wife, Kay Brewer, was also found guilty of indecent assaulting the same victim as an adult at their family home.

Michael Brewer, the founding artistic director of the National Youth Choirs of Great Britain
Michael Brewer is the founding artistic director of the National Youth Choirs of Great Britain Credit: Press Association

The victim did not consider it sexual abuse at the time, and did not make an official complaint against Michael Brewer who worked at the prestigious Chetham's School of Music in Manchester. Get more on this story from ITV News Granada.

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