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Jon Broni: Manchester dance teacher jailed for four years for under-age sex

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Image caption The Crown Prosecution Service argued that Jon Broni's sentence was "unduly lenient"

A dance teacher, initially spared prison after being convicted of having sex with two 15-year-old female pupils, has now been jailed for four years.

Jon Broni, 22, was given a community order in November after admitting four counts of sexual activity with a child.

The Crown Prosecution Service argued Broni, from Wythenshawe, Manchester had received an unduly lenient punishment.

Judges at the Court of Appeal in London decided to increase street dancer Broni's punishment.

Ian Rushton, of the North West CPS, said: "Jon Broni exploited his influence over two 15-year-old girls and took advantage of their infatuation with him in order to groom them into sexual activity with him.

"I am pleased that the Court of Appeal has given such close attention to the case and that Broni has now been given a sentence which reflects the serious nature of any sexual offences against children."

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