Manchester Royal Northern College Of Music Teacher In Court For Sexual Abuse.
The most recent allegation to manifest has been against 59-year-old Duncan McTier a globally respected double bassist at NRCM. He is facing four charges of sexual assault against a 17 year-old a 21 year-old and a 23 year-old all of whom were pupils at different music establishments at the time. He is to appear in Manchester magistrates court on 23rd May.
The question raised is whether these renowned music establishments are in fact watering a ring of abusers and how far their footprints stem as many of the accused offer their services outside their employment. The general expectation would be that after these allegations were made McTier would be put on temporary leave until further notice. However he was allowed to remain in employment under the justification that all his pupils were aware of the allegations he was facing.
Michael Brewer from Chethams and Ian Lake from the Royal College of Music were also both found guilty of sexual abuse of minors and other former teachers now remain on police bail as suspects linked to Operation Kiso.
Melissa from MLS says”with all this in mind the trend of abuse from esteemed music schools comes under the microscope and how many people in authority are actually condoning or ignoring this type of behaviour. Victims are urged to overlook the perceived power and position of their abusers and come forward to fight for justice so the cycle is not repeated.”
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