Brit teacher ‘dunked naked female student in bath to satisfy water fetish’

Saturday, November 20, 2010

LONDON - A music teacher in Britain has been accused of dunking a naked female student in his bath and taping the incident to satisfy his water “fetish”.

Michael Crombie, 73, a former schoolmaster, is said to have made eight films, including a “highlights tape” of the nude girl when she was aged between 10 and 12.

Crombie has also been charged with molesting eight other girl pupils between 1991 and 2002 during private tuition sessions in Woodford Green, Essex.

He told jurors that the naked bathtub exercises had been the schoolgirl’s idea after she had performed similar routines with her mother.

Crombie said the girl told him that her improving ability to blow long notes on her recorder was down to holding her breath during bath time sessions at home.

“She told me the timings that obviously her mother had done and they were figures I felt were pretty remarkable for a young girl,” the Daily Mail quoted him as telling Snaresbrook Crown Court.

Crombie said he told the girl that she would need a swimsuit, but she made it quite clear to him that she did not need one.

“A little girl, oh I don’t know, nine or 10 years old, she just didn’t seem in the least bit concerned. She would have been pre-pubescent. I think she was not a very well developed young lady until later on,” he stated.

Crombie rejected the prosecution case that the girl started off wearing a swimsuit, which he gradually urged her to take off and later go nude.

He denied accusations that he had groped other young pupils during piano and singing lessons in his home music studio, and said he had only placed his hands on pupils’ chests and stomachs during “breathing exercises”.

Prosecutor Sandy Canavan has described Crombie’s alleged obsession with water as a “fetish”.

Crombie, of Woodford Green, Essex, denies 28 counts of indecent assault, seven counts of making indecent images of a child and possessing indecent images of a child.

The trial continues. (ANI)

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