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Omaha violin teacher arrested in child sex assault case

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Posted at 6:44 PM, Jul 05, 2019
and last updated 2019-07-05 19:44:43-04

OMAHA, Neb. (KMTV) — A 77-year-old violin instructor in Omaha has been arrested, accused of sexually 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 sexual assault of a child.

Police say the arrest came after the now 14-year-old girl told investigators that Godfrey sexually 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.

Godfrey’s case did not appear in online court records by Friday afternoon.

Michael Godfrey, 77.