Ex-Chetham’s teacher jailed for eight months for child abuse

Nicholas Smitha former head of chorus at Chetham’s School of Music in Manchester who pleaded guilty on Friday to sexual abuse of a teenaged girl, has received an eight-month sentence.

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Smith, 66, a conductor with a modest career, took advantage of a homesick girl who (the court heard) was being maltreated by other teachers.

He is the second Chets teacher to be jailed for sexual offences with a minor. No school head or board member has been called to account.

Sentencing report here.

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