NEW YORK (CBSNewYork/AP) — The former owner of a chain of New York City children’s music schools has admitted to molesting a 9-year-old girl he had been teaching.

Ilya Lehman, 70, pleaded guilty Tuesday to forcible sexual conduct against a child in exchange for a two-year prison sentence and five years of probation.

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Lehman had originally faced up to seven years in prison. He was set to be sentenced Feb. 25.

Prosecutors said the girl’s mother found Lehman inappropriately touching her daughter during a private lesson at their Upper West Side home. Court records say the girl told her mother that she had repeated inappropriate contact with Lehman.

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Lehman had been the owner of The Early Ear, which has two Upper West Side locations and a third on the Upper East Side, according to a New York Daily News report. The chain of music schools has since been sold, the newspaper reported.

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