X

Cookies

Continue We want you to get the most out of using this website, which is why we and our partners use cookies. By continuing to use this site, you are agreeing to receive these cookies. You can find out more about how we use cookies here.

Wednesday, 30 July 2014

Subscriptions  |  evouchers  |  Jobs  |  Property  |  Motors  |  Travel  |  Dating  |  Family Notices

Carlisle court clears man of raping schoolgirl

A man accused of raping a schoolgirl before throwing her a £5 note for “a treat” has been found not guilty.

Related: 'Nothing happened,' says ex-soldier accused of raping schoolgirl

Stephen Barlow, 41, was cleared of six charges of rape at Carlisle Crown Court after a five-day trial.

All of the allegations dated back to the late 1980s when he lived in Maryport. His alleged victim was under 16 at the time.

During the trial the jury heard allegations that Barlow – who now lives in Charles Street, Mold, North Wales – raped the girl after telling her she would “never be loved”.

He pleaded not guilty, saying there was simply no truth in the allegations.

SHARE THIS ARTICLE

News & Star What's On search





Vote

Will the Union Cairn make a difference to the 'No' vote campaign?

Yes, it's an effective way of getting across the fact Scotland and England should stay united

No, people have already made their mind up which way they are going to vote

No. It may backfire because some Scots will say it is the English interfering in their referendum

Show Result

Hot jobs
Scan for our iPhone and Android apps
Search for:
NEWS & STAR ON: