Music teacher from the Harborough district jailed for sexually abusing a schoolgirl over 10 years ago

The victim said that his abusive sexual attacks continue to “live on inside her head every day”

Monday, 29th March 2021, 11:28 am

A music teacher from the Harborough district who has admitted sexually abusing a schoolgirl over 10 years ago has been jailed.

Christopher Dunn, 45, was sentenced to for 19 months in prison at Leicester Crown Court.

Dunn, of Thurnby, in the north of Harborough district, committed the serious offences between 2004 and 2007.

Christopher Dunn, 45, was sentenced to for 19 months in prison at Leicester Crown Court.

And police believe that Dunn may have sexually abused other women as they urged any other victims to come forward.

His teenage victim, who is now an adult, told police in 2019 that he had abused her.

She told police she had attended a music school where students were able to go on trips abroad.

On one trip, when she was aged about 15, Dunn touched her inappropriately.

Dunn carried out further acts of sexual abuse against the schoolgirl after they returned to the UK, the court heard.

The youngster said he often made inappropriate comments to her and bought her cigarettes, alcohol and a new mobile phone.

In a powerful Victim Personal Statement (VPS) to police, she said Dunn hasn’t “just taken her childhood” – but had taken “most of the rest of her life as well”.

She said that his abusive sexual attacks continue to “live on inside her head every day”.

Dunn admitted two counts of sexual activity with a child by a person in a position of trust and one count of sexual activity with a child.

Det Con Jamie Carr, the investigating officer, said he suspects there may be other victims of Dunn who have not yet come forward.

“I hope the victim in this case can take some relief from the fact Dunn is now serving a custodial sentence, which may allow her to move on to some degree.

“From my enquiries during this investigation, I believe that there may be other women out there who were sexually abused by Dunn,” said Det Con Carr.

“I hope the fact he’s been convicted of these crimes – and is now serving a custodial sentence – could encourage those people to come forward.

“We have specially-trained officers who can offer support throughout an investigation.”

There are a number of agencies who are able to offer independent help and support to victims of sexual offences in Leicester, Leicestershire and Rutland.

You can get further information on these services by visiting https://www.leics.police.uk/advice/advice-and-information/rsa/rape-and-sexual-assault/