THE tragic case of a Huddersfield man accused of rape who died in prison is due before the Court of Appeal in London today.
Former music teacher Darryl Gee, of Lindley, who was disabled, died in prison aged 55 in August 2002, a month after a previous bid to overturn his conviction failed.
His mother has fought a long battle to clear him of all the charges.
His father, Kenneth, died just seven months after his son.
His mother, 88-year-old Molly Gee has continued the battle to clear her son's name, but has always shunned publicity.
The Examiner is the first to reveal the seven- year battle she has fought.
That could end today at the Court Of Appeal in London.
Mr Gee had been accused of rape and indecent assault by a pupil when he was teaching music at a Huddersfield school.
He was arrested in January 1999, but the offences were supposed to have happened 10 years previously.
He was convicted by a jury's majority verdict after a trial at Leeds Crown Court in January 2001.
But Mr Gee had a disability affecting his spine and his family, relatives and friends have always been adamant he could not have possibly committed the offences.
And they have always stressed there was no evidence against him other than the girl's testimony.
Mrs Gee said: "It has been an awful seven years.
"I only hope that today it will finally be all over."