The alleged incident, involving a 13-year-old girl, occurred in February


American violin dealer and former University of Georgia violin professor Alexander Ross has been charged with sexual assault on a 13-year-old girl. Douglas County Court documents state the girl reported to the incident to police in February 2015. Bail has been posted at $150,000.

Ross, 57, who is currently president of A Cavallo Violins in Omaha, Nebraska, was convicted of third degree sexual assault on a 16-year-old violin student in 2007, the court heard.

Documents also indicate the violinist was fired from the University of Georgia in 1996 following sexual harassment allegations by six former students, although no charges were brought.

If convicted Ross could face up to 51 years in prison.

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