Choirmaster victim 'killed herself'
A WOMAN who was sexually abused by a leading youth choir director is believed to have killed herself during his trial.
The body of violin teacher Frances Andrade, 48, was found at her home less than a week after she gave evidence against Michael Brewer, 68, at Manchester Crown Court.
The jury of six men and five women found Brewer guilty of sexually abusing the victim in his office at the internationally-renowned Chetham's School of Music, in Manchester, when she was 14 and 15. Brewer's ex-wife Kay, 68, was also convicted of indecently assaulting the same victim when she was an adult at their then family home.
Brewer was cleared of raping the victim at his then home in Chorlton, Manchester when she was 18 and Mrs Brewer was cleared of aiding and abetting rape.
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