Abuse teacher jailed for 6 years

A choirmaster who sexually abused a pupil who took her own life during his trial has been jailed for six years. Michael Brewer was convicted of indecently assaulting Frances Andrade when she was a student at Chetham's School of Music in Manchester.

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Brewer used 'powerful position' to groom pupil

Sentencing Michael Brewer, Judge Martin Rudland, sitting at Manchester Crown Court, said he had used his "powerful position" to groom Frances Andrade.

Choirmaster Michael Brewer has been sentenced to six years in prison for sexual assault. Credit: Press Association

"You have had an impressive career but that is now at an end," he said.

"Sadly there is another side to you and it is this. You were, and you may still be, a predatory sex offender. Of that let no-one be in any doubt."

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