A 24-year-old violin teacher from Gloucestershire, UK, has avoided jail after being found guilty of abusing a young female pupil.

Henry Stayt-Mackey, who was 16 and 17 when the abuse of the girl took place, was convicted in June of seven charges of indecent assault and five charges of sexual assault. On 14 July he was sentenced to twelve months in prison, suspended for two years.

Gloucestershire Crown Court was told how the girl, now a teenager, received lessons at Stayt-Mackey's family home. The court was also informed that the victim, who attended the sentencing, simply wanted Stayt-Mackey to admit his guilt.

The girl's statement, read by the prosecution, detailed how she was no longer involved in music, and had lost a number of friends as a consequence of the abuse.

Stayt-Mackey will be barred from working with children.