Polish-born pianist is found guilty of rape

A jury at Manchester Crown Court has found Jace Serafin guilty of raping a woman at the Royal Northern College of Music. The verdict was unanimous. Serafin will be sentenced today.

UPDATE: He received 14 years.

The court was told that Serafin had fled to France ahead of the trial and has not been traced.

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