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Teenager cleared of rape after trial

Teenager cleared of rape after trial

Tuesday 28 June 2022

Teenager cleared of rape after trial

Tuesday 28 June 2022


An 18-year-old man has been found 'not guilty' of rape following a trial in the Royal Court.

Reece Steven Kennedy had been charged in February of this year with rape, and causing a sexual act without consent, in 2021.

Following a trial that opened in the Royal Court before the Deputy Bailiff last Wednesday, the jury returned a verdict of 'not guilty' in respect of the charge of rape.

They were unable to reach either a unanimous or majority verdict in relation to the second count.

Mr Kennedy was subsequently discharged from the prosecution in respect of both counts.


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