Philip Pickett allegedly raped two girls 36 years ago. He is sent to jail in his old age. For 11 years!
The founder of New London Consort and Musicians of the Globe and former recorder tutor at Guildhall School of Music and Drama, Philip Pickett has been sent to jail for 11 years for raping two of his females and sexually abusing another while they were students in the school.
At the time of the crime, the ladies were 21, 17 and 16 years old. Philip Pickett is accused of raping the 21 years old, raping and indecently assaulting the 16 year old and indecently assaulting the 17 year old.
The school regarded as one of the best in the world in music and drama said;
The Guildhall School wholeheartedly welcomes the verdicts. Justice has been done and our thoughts are with the victims of these dreadful crimes.
The Guildhall School takes the duty of care of its students extremely seriously. Robust safeguarding procedures are in place at the school to ensure safe learning environments for all students and these measures are regularly reviewed.
Philip Pickett is accused of taking girls into a sound proof studio in the school and raping. Other ladies who did not report all these years have been asked to come forward too.