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77-year-old violin instructer arrested for assault

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A 77-year-old violin instructor in Omaha has been arrested, accused of assaulting one of his students starting when the girl was just 6 years old.

The Omaha World-Herald reports that Michael Godfrey was arrested Thursday on suspicion of first-degree assault of a child.

Police say the arrest came after the now 14-year-old girl told investigators that Godfrey abused her repeatedly during her violin lessons at his house from 2011 to 2014. The girl has since moved out of state with her family.

The girl told police the assaults occurred in Godfrey’s basement, which served as his violin studio for lessons.