Essex man acquitted of rape charges following five-day trial

Ipswich Crown Court Picture: SARAH LUCY BROWN

George Pacey, 24, was cleared of rape charges at Ipswich Crown Court - Credit: Archant

A 24-year-old Essex man accused of raping two teenagers has been unanimously cleared of both offences by a jury.

Before Ipswich Crown Court was George Pacey, of Cross End, Pebmarsh, who had denied raping a teenager between August 2014 and January 2015 and raping a 17-year-old girl in May 2016. He was unanimously cleared of both offences by a jury.

Giving evidence Pacey admitted he’d sent naked pictures of himself to one of the girls when she was 13 or 14 after she sent him pictures of herself in her underwear.

However, he said that after sending her two pictures he realised he’d been foolish and hadn’t sent her any more.

He accepted he’d taken the girl in his car to a lay-by on a quiet country road but denied forcing her to perform oral sex on him.

He denied cornering the other alleged victim in a hut in Bures and trying to put his hand down her leggings.

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