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Coquitlam piano teacher facing sex charges dies before trial

Dymtro Kubyshkin is facing new sexual assault charges.
Dymtro Kubyshkin is facing new sexual assault charges. RCMP handout

A Coquitlam piano teacher facing sex charges has died just three months before his trial was to begin.

Dmytro Kubyshkin, who ran DM Piano School for more than 20 years, faced over a dozen counts of sexual assault and invitation to touching involving former students.

The 68-year-old was due to have his second pre-trial conference in Port Coquitlam court in June.

READ MORE: New sex charges laid against Coquitlam piano teacher Dymtro Kubyshkin

He pleaded not guilty to the charges last fall.

The coroners service and RCMP say they won’t be releasing details of the death.

The BC Prosecution Service says the charges against Kubyshkin have been “abated.”

He died last Thursday.

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