An award-winning conductor and ‘inspirational’ music professor has been jailed in Kansas for 31 months for offences committed in 2016 against a 15 year-old girl.
Carlos Espinosa-Machado, now 35, admitted to one count of indecent liberties with a child and one count of furnishing alcohol to a minor for illicit purposes. He was further charged with one count of aggravated indecent liberties with the child, two counts of criminal sodomy and one count of possessing marijuana.
Carlos Espinosa-Machado was associate conductor with the Philharmonia of Greater Kansas City, conductor in residence of the Taneycomo Festival Orchestra in Branson, Mo., and music director of the Kansas City Medical Arts Symphony.
Until his conviction last year, he was professor of music at Elizabeth City State University in North Carolina.
He will remain on the sex offenders’ register for the rest of his life. Court report here.