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Child sexually assaulted by violin teacher.

Child sexually assaulted by violin teacher.

A former pupil at Chetham's School of Music has described being sexually assaulted by her violin tutor, Chris Ling, at the age of 15.

The abuse started during a half-term course while all the other pupils were out, the witness told the Independent Inquiry into Child Sexual Abuse.

Former Chetham's head teacher John Vallins said he was unaware of concerns about Ling's conduct at the time.

Ling's abuse emerged in 1990 after he left the school, the inquiry heard.

The former pupil, known as A2, said Chris Ling told her to keep the abuse a secret.

He told her she would have no chance of succeeding as a soloist if she disclosed to anyone what had happened, said the witness who gave evidence anonymously.

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