A woman who was sexually abused by a leading youth choir director is believed to have killed herself during his trial, it can be reported.
The body of violin teacher Frances Andrade was found at her home less than a week after she gave evidence against Michael Brewer at Manchester Crown Court.
Brewer was convicted of five counts of indecently assaulting her at the age of 14 and 15 when she was known as Frances Shorney. He was cleared of raping Mrs Andrade when she was 18 at his then home in Chorlton, Manchester
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The victim, who has not been named, was taken to Norfolk and Norwich University Hospital where he later died.
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