Chris Ling, a former violin teacher living in the United States, is facing extradition to the United Kingdom following allegations of sexually abusing former pupils at Chetham’s school of music in the 1980s.
The Guardian recently reported that Mr Ling moved to Los Angeles following a number of allegations made against him in the 1990s. However, no further action was taken at the time.
The case was later reopened when Michael Brewer, a former music teacher at Chetham, was found guilty of sexually abusing a 14 year old girl at the school. Dozens of former pupils came forward following the suicide of one of Mr Brewer’s victims who took her own life after giving evidence against him.
Detectives from Greater Manchester Police were taking statements from a number of victims who are making serious allegations against Mr Ling. A spokesman for the Greater Manchester Police said: “A full file of evidence has been compiled and submitted to the Crown Prosecution Service in relation to complaints against Chris Ling. That review process will necessarily involve the consideration of commencing extradition proceedings. We are working closely with the CPS as part of this process.”
Four other music teachers have also been arrested on suspicion of sexual offences in connection with the school. They are currently on bail whilst the police consider cases against them.