Music Hits a Sour Note after Violin Teacher is Indicted - Cleveland 19 News Cleveland, OH

Music Hits a Sour Note after Violin Teacher is Indicted

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Cleveland, OH (WOIO) - A trusted violinist has been indicted on 50 counts of sexual battery.

Joel Ferren, of Cortland, is accused of seducing a student whom he was giving violin lessons.

The girl was 13 she started coming to his Bedford studio and Ferren began telling her he loved her, gave her gifts and even had sex with her.

According to prosecutors, his sick actions continued up until she was 18-years old.

The former student is now in her twenties.

The 63-year old Ferren is scheduled to be arraigned in October.

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