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Jury clears Lakenheath man of all sex charges

Ipswich Crown Court ANL-140617-141524001
Ipswich Crown Court ANL-140617-141524001

A jury has taken less than three hours to clear a Lakenheath man of sex allegations made by two women.

Kieran O’Toole, 30, was accused of committing sexual offences in 2014 but had denied doing anything wrong.

Today at Ipswich Crown Court, a jury found O’Toole not guilty of all four offences with which he had been charged.

O’Toole, of Woodcutters Way, Lakenheath, had pleaded not guilty to raping one woman and denied three other sexual offences involving a second alleged victim.

During the trial it emerged the two women had been in contact using social media before making their complaints to the police many months later.

Both women denied conspiring against O’Toole but, during cross examination, his defence barrister Jonathan Goodman suggested they had been in touch to ensure their stories would match.

O’Toole said he could not understand why the women had made the allegations and denied ever having committed any sexual offence.

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