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Teen-aged boy cleared of wrongful rape accusation. He had been incarcerated for six months while waiting for that decision, and all for nothing more than that an older woman invited him to have sex with her, after which she accused him of having raped her, which he did not.
The Star; U.K.
2009 01 23
Tears as teen is cleared of rape
CHEERS erupted from the public gallery at Doncaster Crown Court after a teenager was cleared of rape charges.
Dean Bunn, aged 19, broke down in tears and had to be helped from the dock when he was overcome by emotion at the end of his six-month ordeal.
Several of the defendant’s family and friends also wept when the jury delivered their unanimous ‘not guilty’ verdicts on two counts of rape, after retiring for little more than an hour.
Mr Bunn, of Pickering Road, Bentley, was first arrested in early July when he went to a police station after seeing a cordon thrown around the alleged crime scene next to Bentley railway bridge.
He told police he had had sex with a woman in bushes at the bottom of the bridge embankment, but said she instigated it – something he maintained throughout two trials….(Full Story)