Ex-mayor who admitted child sex assault found dead
The former mayor of a Wiltshire town who sexually assaulted a six-year-old girl has been found dead.
Tim Abbott had admitted indecently assaulting a child in the 1980s and had been due to appear at Winchester Crown Court earlier.
Abbott, 55, was mayor of Wilton in 1995 and 1996. Officers were called to a report of a sudden death at about 1930 BST on Monday.
Police said they were not treating the death as suspicious.
Abbott, of Race Plane Road, Wilton, was last week charged with a further eight counts of indecent assault, one of sexual assault and a drug offence.
At an earlier hearing at Salisbury Crown Court, Abbott pleaded guilty to indecently assaulting a child under 13.
A Wiltshire Police spokesman said a 55-year-old man had been found dead at an address in Wilton.
He added: "A post-mortem examination will take place, and a full file will be prepared for HM Coroner for Swindon and Wiltshire."