Choirmaster convicted of historical sexual abuse

A gifted violinist who was sexually abused by a leading choir director is believed to have killed herself after giving evidence against him, it has emerged.

Frances Andrade was found at her home less than a week after she had told a jury Michael Brewer had abused her when she was a teenager.

He and his wife were both convicted today at Manchester Crown Court.

ITV News special correspondent Rageh Omaar reports:

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CPS stands firm over abuse case

The Crown Prosecution Service has defended itself against accusations that Frances Andrade, the woman who was sexually abused by a choir director and is believed to have killed herself during his trial, was let down by the court system.