Carlisle court clears man of raping schoolgirl
Last updated at 11:42, Saturday, 01 February 2014
A man accused of raping a schoolgirl before throwing her a £5 note for “a treat” has been found not guilty.
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.
First published at 11:23, Saturday, 01 February 2014
Published by http://www.newsandstar.co.uk
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